As like with any business, if you have a photography business, you need to have liability insurance. This protects your crew and yourself from any potential losses and gives you a safety net. In this video, author Joe McNally explains the importance of why a photographer needs to have liability insurance.
- We have a marvelous insurance broker…we've had for 30 years.…Very fluid, very fast to react.…We have carried for as long as I can remember,…at least a million dollars worth of…insurance and I'm able to, it's liability insurance.…I'm also able, very fluidly at the stroke of a phone call…or an email, add the third party as additional insured,…or indemnify the building,…or the place, the location, et cetera.…
Proof of insurance, they're listed.…It has gone up since then.…There was a thing I did for Epson…three or four years ago,…where I climbed the antenna…on the Prudential Building in Boston.…The building's owned by somebody.…The lower base of the antenna is owned by somebody else.…The upper top of the antenna is owned by somebody else.…This is a nightmare.…God bless my studio manager.…We needed to amass eight million dollars…worth of an insurance policy to do that climb.…
We've, my insurance agent said,…"It's an extra on an ongoing basis,…"going to cost you an extra two or 300 bucks a year."…Something like that, a modest cost to maintain that level.…
- Researching the subject
- Conducting a phone interview
- Essential pieces of gear for a dance shoot
- Working with a photo assistant
- Setting up and changing a shot
- Visualizing the first shot
- Creating a lighting setup that complements your subject
- Modifying the environment
- Dealing with on-set challenges
- Attaching lights to a subject
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1. Working with a Dancer
2. Research, Gear, and Crew
3. Loading In and Setting Up the Shot
4. Getting the Shot: Setup 1
5. Dealing with Challenges On Set
6. Getting the Shot: Setup 2
7. Post-Production and Aesthetics
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