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Here's where we lift the lid on insurance and explain it all simply.

There's essential help with how best to protect your business or not-for-profit. Plus, useful advice on running your organisation and life as a freelancer.

Professional indemnity claims: free advice costs thousands

Sometimes, being the good samaritan can cause more problems than it solves. Here's how a sweet old old lady came down hard on a well-meaning architect.

Starting an architecture practice – the nine year itch

At what point in their career do architects consider starting an architecture practice? What are the pros and cons of going it alone as an architect?

What’s malpractice insurance and why is it different to professional indemnity & public liability?

Find out why you need treatment malpractice insurance if you accidentally injure a client. Also, why professional indemnity and public liability can't help.

A quick guide to photo competitions

Are photography competitions worth it? You be the judge with our guide to what photo competitions there are and what you need to do to enter.

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Professional photographers associations: are they worth it?

There are quite a number of trade associations for professional photographers in the UK - but are they worth joining? And what do you get for your money?

Photographer Q&A: LaFemme Portrait

We talk to Sarah from boutique studio La Femme Portrait about the life of a professional photographer, and all the ups and downs that come with it

Photography franchises: what you need to know

Is buying in to a franchise a good way to start your career as a professional photographer?

How to protect your images online

The internet makes it easy for photographers to share their work. But how to protect your images online? Copyright, backup, and some insurance won't hurt

Becoming a wedding photographer: the stats behind the snaps

The statistics behind the snaps. Find out what it takes to become a wedding photographer, from capturing the moment to taking care of business.

What to do if you can’t make the photoshoot

As a photographer, cancelling a photo shoot is never ideal, but sometimes you've no choice. Here are 6 tips for a plan B if you have last-minute problems.

The risks of aerial drone photography

Aerial photography using unmanned drones is on the rise. And so are expensive, drone-related claims. Here's why your insurer might not cover you.

What is a photo release form?

Protecting your intellectual property is an essential part of every professional photographer's business. Photo release forms can help - here's our guide.