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AOP Awards 2019

So last night (14th May 2019) was the awards ceremony for the prestigious AOP Awards. I along with Tom Carson and Matt Whinney went along to soak in the art, the atmosphere and the alcohol. On a serious note what a wonderful night it was. We started our evening at One Canada Square where all …

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AOP 2019 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Excited to find out who the finalists are for The 2019 AOP Awards. Find out here.

Photography & Videography Hired Photographic Equipment Insurance

Does my photographic policy cover any equipment that I hire?

Did you know that Photographic Equipment may not be covered under your own equipment policy? Find out about Hired Equipment cover here.

Public Liability Photography & Videography Insurance

Public Liability for Photographers – what to check?

With an Insurance that seems to be beneficial for nearly every occupation on the planet, how do you know that it’s the right Insurance for a Photogrpaher, to suit your needs. Below we have written the key points to make sure your Public Liability covers you in the best way possible in the event of a claim.

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What’s the difference between Production Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance?

If you ever have to make a claim the most gut wrenching response you can get from your insurer is that you don’t have the correct cover. When you pay lots of money for insurance it’s infuriating if it doesn’t help you when you need it most. That’s why it’s so important to make sure …

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Commercial Producers Policy Photography & Videography

Commercial Producers Policy may have saved the day

When the unexpected happens Commercial Producers Policy can cover your back. I’m sure you will all be aware of the drone activity over Gatwick that brought the Airport to its knees for a number of days over Christmas. If you are a photographer or producer, you might have sat watching the news wondering what you …

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Photographers & Videographers All Risk Photography Insurance

What is an All Risks Photography Insurance policy?

What is an All Risks Photography Insurance policy? An ‘All Risks’ Photography policy covers ANY ‘loss, damage or destruction’ unless specifically excluded. Under a traditional ‘specified perils’ policy your equipment is ONLY covered for specified perils such as fire, theft, flood etc. Your claim must fall under a specified peril to be covered by the …

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AOP Awards 2019 Call for Entries are open. Image Credit ©Phil Fisk

As you may be aware Williamson Carson works closely with the Association of Photographers. Enter the AOP Awards for your chance to be in the spotlight. These Awards remain the most prestigious and highly respected competition for professional and non-professional photographers worldwide. Being selected for the ‘Book’ and Exhibition is one of the greatest accolades …

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Photographic and Production Insurance in the USA

Insurance for production and photographic shoots in the USA

Insurance for Production and Photographic Shoots in the United States of America. Here’s some commonly asked questions that we often address for clients when undertaking photographic and production shoots in the USA. What is General Liability and Workers Compensation? If you are producing a shoot in the USA, it is worth remembering that the Americans …

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USA Production Insurance, Workers Compensation and Employers Liability

USA Production Insurance, Workers Compensation and Employers Liability

The USA, Production Insurance and Employers’ Liability. In this post, our managing director, Tom Carson explores some of the considerations when undertaking a photographic shoot or production shot in the USA. In particular Tom addresses some of the issues regarding employers’ liability  or what the Americans refer to as Workers Compensation Insurance. Workers Compensation, the …

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I've been dealing with Williamson Carson for over 20 years having been introduced to them through the Association of Photographers of which I'm a member. When I've had a claim, however complex, it has been dealt with quickly and efficiently and they very much work for you. They really understand the industry and just happen to be a great bunch of people to deal with.

– Larry Bray

Tom Carson & Williamson Carson have been my insurance brokers for over 15 years. The advice and cover they provides is both comprehensive and realistic. Tom's many years insuring the photographic and film industry means he is never fazed when I throw him last minute curve balls on shoots & on the 2 occasions I have needed my insurance it was dealt with swiftly & professionally. I highly recommend Tom and his team.

– Katy Niker, Burnham Niker