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Take Home Gold Photo Competition Winner



We asked the public to send in their best sports action photo to be in with a chance of winning a Billingham Hadley pro camera bag. It’s been a golden sporting summer for Britain’s elite athletes as Team GB completed their most successful Summer Olympics since 1908, returning home from Rio with 67 medals in the bag. At Kamkit, we wanted to encourage that spirit of sporting endeavour and so we asked for the public to submit their best sports action photos. We had a variety of fantastic pictures, of all kinds of activities, from jet skiing to an egg-and-spoon race but, in the end, there could only be one winner. We narrowed down the huge choice of photos, from both amateur and profes ...


[CLOSED] Kamkit Photo Competition



TAKE HOME GOLD! Submit your best sports action photo and you could win a Billingham Hadley Pro bag worth £169! Two runners up will also receive a free 6 month subscription to Digital Photographer magazine! This summer the world’s elite athletes will be boarding a plane bound for Rio as they compete for those precious gold medals in the Summer Olympics 2016. From the moment the opening ceremony at the famous Maracana Stadium finishes, these sportsmen and women will be sprinting, jumping, rowing and throwing their way to glory. At Kamkit, we love all forms of sport and we especially love photos of athletes in the middle of the action. To celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympics, we a ...


Spring photo competition winner announced!



The winner of the Billingham 335 camera bag has been chosen... Spring certainly sprang forth this year, and for many of our insured photographers it was the perfect inspiration for our seasonal competition to win a brand spanking new Billingham 335 camera bag. Entries flew in from amateur and professional photographers alike with the entries were painstakingly whittled down with the winning shot being selected from a final shortlist by our professional freelance photographer, Steven Parker. About our professional photographer judge Steven is a York-based freelance photographer and a highly versatile one too. You can find his commercial work featured in a recent English Heritage mar ...


Camera insurance holiday theft claims – INFOGRAPHIC



Summer is here and whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, you might well have a holiday booked. BUT have you got your camera insurance sorted out too? Nicked Nikons, Looted Leicas, Pilfered Pentax and Kidnapped Canons Our resident number crunching statistician has been rummaging through our 2014 camera insurance from both Kamkit and E&L UK camera insurance claims statistics and this month has been looking specifically at holiday related claims. Here are the results in both infographic (scroll down or click here) and blog post form depending on your preference. (more…)


Looking for photography inspiration? Try a photography festival!



What is a photography festival? If you’ve not been to one before, you might well wonder what they are all about. If galleries showcase and curate the library of photographic works and photography shows (including trade shows) keep us abreast of the state of the industry and technological advances and market trends, then photography festivals sit somewhere in between the two - a creative showcase capturing the zeitgeist of creativity and technique that can spark conversation and dialogue that hope to inspire and progress the artform. Sounds grand doesn’t it? In short, photography festivals are fantastic events at which you might gain inspiration, broaden your creative or technical ho ...


The shift towards Mirrorless cameras over the DSLR



[caption id="attachment_392" align="aligncenter" width="760"] The Canon 5D mkIII goes head to head with three leading CSCs in our weight comparison[/caption] If you’ve read any photography magazine or blogs recently you may have noticed that Compact  System Cameras (CSCs) or Mirrorless cameras are gaining a lot of traction with enthusiast and professional photographers alike. Huge strides in sensor technology, perhaps most notably with Fujifilm’s X-Tranz and Sony’s Exmoor™ CMOS sensor  have started to mean that Mirrorless cameras could really be a viable replacement for the DSLR even in many professional scenarios too. Indeed if you were at The National Photography Show this ye ...


Canon, Nikon and Sony owners top clumsy and careless charts – INFOGRAPHIC



It's time to put camera brand loyalty at the fore again for our latest infographic! Yes our resident analysts have been crunching our camera insurance numbers again to find out who is most likely to make an Accidental Damage or Accidental Loss claim. NB Accidental Loss does NOT include Theft, so this is camera owners actually losing their camera kit. [For those of you who like infographics you can view it by clicking on the image or scrolling down, those who like a read, then just read on!] Owners of which brand make the clumsiest and most careless* photographers? (more…)


ENDED: Win a Billingham 335 camera bag in our photo competition



This competition has now closed. We will announce the winner soon! --------------------------------------------------  Enter our Spring photo competition for your chance to win a stunning Billingham 335 camera bag (rrp £299) Here comes the sun... it's time to dust off your kit bag and maybe even win a new one! Kamkit has a gorgeous Billingham 335 camera bag (rrp £299) up for grabs - we wanted to offer a prize that oozes quality, style and protection so we thought what better than Billingham? How to enter: 1. Visit our Facebook comp page by clicking the big button below (n.b. mobile users will go to a non-Facebook page) 2. Submit your photo and details 3. Share and get you ...


5 differences between amateur and professional photographers INFOGRAPHIC



Amateurs or professional photographers - who is more careful with their kit? Following on from our recent UK camera theft infographic, we thought we'd step away from the battle of the brands and take a look at the differences between amateur and professional photographers with an emphasis on accidental loss, damage and theft based on UK camera insurance claims statistics. [If you prefer to skip our thoughts and check out the full size infographic just scroll on down or click here.] 5 differences between amateur and professional photographers Professional photographers were nearly twice (96%) as likely to make an insurance claim. . An amateur's camera kit only has one less cam ...


UK Camera theft statistics – INFOGRAPHIC



We've taken close-up look at camera insurance statistics from the last year and focused on theft related claims and, in a world where there is much brand loyalty, we thought it would be interesting to look at these stats from a brand perspective. We've also put these into an infographic because photography is a visual art form and industry. Putting our statistics in context... Before we go further we'd like to point out that we've been careful to ensure our statistics are fair and as such are based on percentage rates or ratios in context of brand popularity - ie there are more Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras in circulation so it would make sense if more of these are insured and/or st ...


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