Insurance – Why Bother?

When it comes to insurance the question to answer is “Why Bother?” The always accessible and interesting blog over at PhotoShelter has released a new guide, this time tackling insurance. It’s always a bit of a gamble taking out insurance and often feels like it’s throwing money down the drain, since unless its a major claim the hassle it takes to recover small charges makes it seem like it’s not worth pursuing. Then again, the irregular story of a photog discovering their kit has been pilfered from their locked car is a sober reminder of how unlike with other people the means by which a photographer can earn a living can suddenly be jeopardized.

“You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it”


PetaPixel picked up on a compilation of quotes put together by photographer Tammy Lamoureux and originally posted on the Curated Quotes website. Artists of any form need new and continuous inspiration to draw out their best work. The Curated Quotes website offers that in heaps and apart from inspiring waves of optimism it shows how a good quote of a few words can make the strongest of impressions.  After seeing PetaPixels post a visit to the Curated Quotes website became – at least for a short time – a soul searching session, before the need to get back to work put an end to this bout of aimless, mental, existential wandering.

18% of US consumers unknowingly buy counterfeit Canon products

Canon battery fakerealCanon have released the results of a survey that reveals in 2013 about 18% of the consumer buying public unknowingly bought counterfeit or fake branded canon products. On top of this Canon reports that 12% of people knowingly bought fake products in 2013 because, according to the research, there is a general perception that fake products are of the same quality as real products. Elaborating further the report states that: