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Row Insurance\",\n \"name\" : \"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"headline\" : \"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"datePublished\" : \"2020-05-06T07:55:11\",\n \"image\" : \"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_1569424465-forweb600.jpg\"\n}\n</script><p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span></span><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Source</i></strong><i>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1569424465, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n<!--more--><p class=\"p2\">Photographers often have a lot of photography gear and it can, eventually, become difficult to keep track of what’s going out and what’s coming in. Since we provide <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> and want to help photographers protect their gear, it also makes sense to provide some tips on maintaining and inventorying photography gear.</p>\n<h2>“Triage” Your Photography Equipment to Determine the Best Locations</h2>\n<p class=\"p2\">Determine where each piece of photography equipment should go based on how available you need it to be. For example: some of your less frequently used equipment could be placed in the dark pockets of a camera bag, while your one ND filter should probably go in a protective case that you keep on you.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">Ideally, you have a camera bag with separate sections, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2XWZNmU\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3azGlz8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Tenba 637-403 Cooper 13 DSLR Camera Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. Consider dedicating specific pieces of gear to each section, rather than just stuffing gear in haphazardly. Organizing your camera bag in this manner not only makes you a more professional photographer, but it will prevent you from buying memory cards when you still have some!</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">A camera harness such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2yEHS9O\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Nicama Camera Carrier Chest Harness Vest</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3cFWDYJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Cotton Carrier G3 Dual Camera Harness</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] can be useful for keeping your photography gear on your person as much as possible, which is the best way to prevent <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\">theft</a>.</p>\n<h2>Consider Asset Labeling Your Photography Equipment / Asset Tags / Asset Labels</h2>\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_206120767-forweb600.jpeg\" alt=\"Asset labeling on laptop, photography insurance\" width=\"500\" style=\"width: 500px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"><em><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock vector ID: 206120767, Shutterstock</span></em></p>\n<p class=\"p2\">In addition to serial numbers, asset labels can be helpful. Asset labeling is the process of giving a unique identity to each piece of your equipment through assigning it a specific code or number. This is accomplished by affixing a label to the equipment that bears the number. An example of such a product is the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3bZ360v\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>AVERY PermaTrack Metallic Asset Tag Labels</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. The <a href=\"https://www.cheqroom.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">CHEQROOM</span></a> mobile app/asset tagging product is another example.</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Why do asset labeling if all your items have serial numbers anyway?</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\">If handling many items, a serial number – while important to record for warranty &amp; repair purposes – isn't ideal because most professional photographers likely want a faster method of counting/auditing their gear. Especially if they have many similar-looking items, as many photographers do, labels are helpful to identify which item is which.</p>\n<h2>Photography Apps for Photography Equipment Maintenance &amp; Inventory | Photo Gear Tracker | Photography Equipment Tracker</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">An <strong>Excel</strong> spreadsheet is the first obvious choice, but <strong>Apache OpenOffice</strong> can also do the job.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><strong><span class=\"s2\">Google Sheets</span></strong> is the go-to free online spreadsheet app that you’ve likely used already. It is perfectly suitable for this task, but in case you’d like something more specialized, read on…</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Apps for photography gear maintenance that have received good reviews include:</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.sortly.com/\">The Sortly app</a></span> is on iOS and Android and can be used for photography equipment. You can scan and update items using QR labels or barcodes.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.assetpanda.com/\">Asset Panda</a></span> is available online and on iOS and Android. The app is highly configurable, so it can become whatever you need it to be, and adjust as your needs change.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.geareye.co/\">GearEye</a></span> is an RFID-enabled device that tells you if you have all the gear that you need with you at any given time. In case something is missing, this device helps you locate it.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/lenstag/id759999902\">The Lenstag iOS app</a></span> allows you to look up serial numbers of gear that you're thinking about buying to see if it is stolen gear, report missing gear and securely transfer gear to other photographers.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/home-inventory/id413564952\">Home Inventory</a></span> is an easy-to-use Mac app allowing you to document and manage your home and belongings. Photographers can “go paperless” using this app by storing photos, receipts, product manuals, warranties, notes, and important documents for quick and easy access.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://mygearvault.com/canada\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The MyGearVault app</a></span> was designed specifically to input, organize and protect photography gear. It's a free app designed for photographers and videographers, available on both Android and iOS.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">If you would like to automate your inventory management and asset tracking, take a look at <a href=\"https://zapier.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">Zapier</span></a>, which allows you to connect different apps together. For example, you could update a spreadsheet using a Google Form to make data entry a little easier.</p>\n<h2>Photography Equipment Inventory List</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">We often get the question, <i>“Where do I upload my photos/list of my insured equipment?”</i> …actually, we do <strong>not</strong> require an equipment list for our files, but it is a requirement that <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> clients have an equipment list that can be supplied to the insurer in the event of a <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/claims\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">claim</span></a>.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">How should this photography equipment list be assembled? There is no one “official” or “proper” way of doing it. Simply create a spreadsheet – perhaps using one of the apps mentioned above – and document all the information you feel necessary to keep track of your photography gear.</p>\n<h2>Get Photography Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance | Photographers Insurance | photo gear insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Following these tips will, hopefully, allow you to properly keep track of your photography gear and avoid an unfortunate occurrence like <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">theft of photography equipment</span></a> – but in case that <i>does</i> happen – you would ideally have insurance coverage in place.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s </strong><span class=\"s2\"><strong>insurance for photographers</strong></span></a> is a good option for insuring your photo gear. Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in five mins. or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related Posts:</h3>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/photography-insurance-101\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>FREE EBOOK</strong>! PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE 101: PROTECT YOUR CAMERA GEAR</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 CAMERA SLING BAGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/photography-equipment-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered-by-your-homeowners-policy-if-you-have-sold-prints-in-the-past\" rel=\" noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT INSURANCE: YOU MAY NOT BE COVERED BY HOMEOWNERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/photography-business-do-i-need-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">I’M JUST STARTING OUT IN MY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS; DO I NEED INSURANCE?</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/4-questions-to-consider-when-buying-photography-business-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">4 QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS INSURANCE</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE EXPLAINED</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-save-money-on-your-camera-insurance-if-you-are-a-photographer-or-videographer\" rel=\" noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHERS &amp; VIDEOGRAPHERS: SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAMERA INSURANCE</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/camera-insurance-how-to-reduce-the-cost-to-insure-your-photography-equipment\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO REDUCE THE COST TO INSURE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA LENS(ES)</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/what-to-know-about-rain-photography-protecting-your-camera-in-rain\" rel=\" noopener\">WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT RAIN PHOTOGRAPHY: PROTECTING YOUR CAMERA IN RAIN</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/underwater-photography-in-water-photography-camera-protection\" rel=\" noopener\">UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY BEST PRACTICES / IN-WATER PHOTOGRAPHY</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/protect-your-camera-from-overheating\" rel=\" noopener\">PROTECT YOUR CAMERA GEAR FROM OVERHEATING</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-from-sand\" rel=\" noopener\">PROTECT YOUR CAMERA AT THE BEACH / PROTECT YOUR CAMERA FROM SAND</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/insurance-for-photos-booths-photo-booth-insurance-from-front-row\" rel=\" noopener\">INSURANCE FOR PHOTOS BOOTHS | PHOTO BOOTH INSURANCE FROM FRONT ROW</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/video-how-do-i-add-an-additional-insured-to-my-policy\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW DO I ADD AN ADDITIONAL INSURED TO MY POLICY?</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/5-things-to-know-about-making-a-photography-insurance-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING A PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE CLAIM</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/online-camera-insurance-policies-for-photographers\" rel=\" noopener\">FRONT ROW: OFFERING ONLINE CAMERA INSURANCE POLICIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></span></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></span></p>\n<h3 class=\"p6\">Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/surefire-ways-to-keep-track-of-your-photography-gear\">https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/surefire-ways-to-keep-track-of-your-photography-gear</a></span></p>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.cheqroom.com/blog/guide-to-asset-labeling/\">https://www.cheqroom.com/blog/guide-to-asset-labeling/</a></span></p></span>","publish_immediately":true,"use_featured_image":true,"published_by_id":7915797,"published_at":1649354331843,"rss_body":"<script type=\"application/ld+json\">\n{\n \"@context\" : \"http://schema.org\",\n \"@type\" : \"Article\",\n \"author\" : \"Grant Patten\",\n \"publisher\" : \"Front Row Insurance\",\n \"name\" : \"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"headline\" : \"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"datePublished\" : \"2020-05-06T07:55:11\",\n \"image\" : \"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_1569424465-forweb600.jpg\"\n}\n</script><p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span></span><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Source</i></strong><i>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1569424465, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n<!--more--><p class=\"p2\">Photographers often have a lot of photography gear and it can, eventually, become difficult to keep track of what’s going out and what’s coming in. Since we provide <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> and want to help photographers protect their gear, it also makes sense to provide some tips on maintaining and inventorying photography gear.</p>\n<h2>“Triage” Your Photography Equipment to Determine the Best Locations</h2>\n<p class=\"p2\">Determine where each piece of photography equipment should go based on how available you need it to be. For example: some of your less frequently used equipment could be placed in the dark pockets of a camera bag, while your one ND filter should probably go in a protective case that you keep on you.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">Ideally, you have a camera bag with separate sections, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2XWZNmU\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3azGlz8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Tenba 637-403 Cooper 13 DSLR Camera Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. Consider dedicating specific pieces of gear to each section, rather than just stuffing gear in haphazardly. Organizing your camera bag in this manner not only makes you a more professional photographer, but it will prevent you from buying memory cards when you still have some!</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">A camera harness such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2yEHS9O\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Nicama Camera Carrier Chest Harness Vest</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3cFWDYJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Cotton Carrier G3 Dual Camera Harness</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] can be useful for keeping your photography gear on your person as much as possible, which is the best way to prevent <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\">theft</a>.</p>\n<h2>Consider Asset Labeling Your Photography Equipment / Asset Tags / Asset Labels</h2>\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_206120767-forweb600.jpeg\" alt=\"Asset labeling on laptop, photography insurance\" width=\"500\" style=\"width: 500px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"><em><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock vector ID: 206120767, Shutterstock</span></em></p>\n<p class=\"p2\">In addition to serial numbers, asset labels can be helpful. Asset labeling is the process of giving a unique identity to each piece of your equipment through assigning it a specific code or number. This is accomplished by affixing a label to the equipment that bears the number. An example of such a product is the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3bZ360v\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>AVERY PermaTrack Metallic Asset Tag Labels</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. The <a href=\"https://www.cheqroom.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">CHEQROOM</span></a> mobile app/asset tagging product is another example.</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Why do asset labeling if all your items have serial numbers anyway?</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\">If handling many items, a serial number – while important to record for warranty &amp; repair purposes – isn't ideal because most professional photographers likely want a faster method of counting/auditing their gear. Especially if they have many similar-looking items, as many photographers do, labels are helpful to identify which item is which.</p>\n<h2>Photography Apps for Photography Equipment Maintenance &amp; Inventory | Photo Gear Tracker | Photography Equipment Tracker</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">An <strong>Excel</strong> spreadsheet is the first obvious choice, but <strong>Apache OpenOffice</strong> can also do the job.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><strong><span class=\"s2\">Google Sheets</span></strong> is the go-to free online spreadsheet app that you’ve likely used already. It is perfectly suitable for this task, but in case you’d like something more specialized, read on…</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Apps for photography gear maintenance that have received good reviews include:</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.sortly.com/\">The Sortly app</a></span> is on iOS and Android and can be used for photography equipment. You can scan and update items using QR labels or barcodes.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.assetpanda.com/\">Asset Panda</a></span> is available online and on iOS and Android. The app is highly configurable, so it can become whatever you need it to be, and adjust as your needs change.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.geareye.co/\">GearEye</a></span> is an RFID-enabled device that tells you if you have all the gear that you need with you at any given time. In case something is missing, this device helps you locate it.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/lenstag/id759999902\">The Lenstag iOS app</a></span> allows you to look up serial numbers of gear that you're thinking about buying to see if it is stolen gear, report missing gear and securely transfer gear to other photographers.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/home-inventory/id413564952\">Home Inventory</a></span> is an easy-to-use Mac app allowing you to document and manage your home and belongings. Photographers can “go paperless” using this app by storing photos, receipts, product manuals, warranties, notes, and important documents for quick and easy access.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://mygearvault.com/canada\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The MyGearVault app</a></span> was designed specifically to input, organize and protect photography gear. It's a free app designed for photographers and videographers, available on both Android and iOS.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">If you would like to automate your inventory management and asset tracking, take a look at <a href=\"https://zapier.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">Zapier</span></a>, which allows you to connect different apps together. For example, you could update a spreadsheet using a Google Form to make data entry a little easier.</p>\n<h2>Photography Equipment Inventory List</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">We often get the question, <i>“Where do I upload my photos/list of my insured equipment?”</i> …actually, we do <strong>not</strong> require an equipment list for our files, but it is a requirement that <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> clients have an equipment list that can be supplied to the insurer in the event of a <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/claims\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">claim</span></a>.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">How should this photography equipment list be assembled? There is no one “official” or “proper” way of doing it. Simply create a spreadsheet – perhaps using one of the apps mentioned above – and document all the information you feel necessary to keep track of your photography gear.</p>\n<h2>Get Photography Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance | Photographers Insurance | photo gear insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Following these tips will, hopefully, allow you to properly keep track of your photography gear and avoid an unfortunate occurrence like <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">theft of photography equipment</span></a> – but in case that <i>does</i> happen – you would ideally have insurance coverage in place.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s </strong><span class=\"s2\"><strong>insurance for photographers</strong></span></a> is a good option for insuring your photo gear. Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in five mins. or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related Posts:</h3>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/photography-insurance-101\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>FREE EBOOK</strong>! PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE 101: PROTECT YOUR CAMERA GEAR</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 CAMERA SLING BAGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/photography-equipment-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered-by-your-homeowners-policy-if-you-have-sold-prints-in-the-past\" rel=\" noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT INSURANCE: YOU MAY NOT BE COVERED BY HOMEOWNERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/photography-business-do-i-need-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">I’M JUST STARTING OUT IN MY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS; DO I NEED INSURANCE?</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/4-questions-to-consider-when-buying-photography-business-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">4 QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS INSURANCE</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE EXPLAINED</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-save-money-on-your-camera-insurance-if-you-are-a-photographer-or-videographer\" rel=\" noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHERS &amp; VIDEOGRAPHERS: SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAMERA INSURANCE</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/camera-insurance-how-to-reduce-the-cost-to-insure-your-photography-equipment\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO REDUCE THE COST TO INSURE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA LENS(ES)</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/what-to-know-about-rain-photography-protecting-your-camera-in-rain\" rel=\" noopener\">WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT RAIN PHOTOGRAPHY: PROTECTING YOUR CAMERA IN RAIN</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/underwater-photography-in-water-photography-camera-protection\" rel=\" noopener\">UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY BEST PRACTICES / IN-WATER PHOTOGRAPHY</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/protect-your-camera-from-overheating\" rel=\" noopener\">PROTECT YOUR CAMERA GEAR FROM OVERHEATING</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-from-sand\" rel=\" noopener\">PROTECT YOUR CAMERA AT THE BEACH / PROTECT YOUR CAMERA FROM SAND</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/insurance-for-photos-booths-photo-booth-insurance-from-front-row\" rel=\" noopener\">INSURANCE FOR PHOTOS BOOTHS | PHOTO BOOTH INSURANCE FROM FRONT ROW</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/video-how-do-i-add-an-additional-insured-to-my-policy\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW DO I ADD AN ADDITIONAL INSURED TO MY POLICY?</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/5-things-to-know-about-making-a-photography-insurance-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING A PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE CLAIM</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/online-camera-insurance-policies-for-photographers\" rel=\" noopener\">FRONT ROW: OFFERING ONLINE CAMERA INSURANCE POLICIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></span></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></span></p>\n<h3 class=\"p6\">Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/surefire-ways-to-keep-track-of-your-photography-gear\">https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/surefire-ways-to-keep-track-of-your-photography-gear</a></span></p>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.cheqroom.com/blog/guide-to-asset-labeling/\">https://www.cheqroom.com/blog/guide-to-asset-labeling/</a></span></p>","rss_summary":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span></span><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Source</i></strong><i>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1569424465, 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CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"headline\" : \"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"datePublished\" : \"2020-05-06T07:55:11\",\n \"image\" : \"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_1569424465-forweb600.jpg\"\n}\n</script><p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span></span><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Source</i></strong><i>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1569424465, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n<!--more--><p class=\"p2\">Photographers often have a lot of photography gear and it can, eventually, become difficult to keep track of what’s going out and what’s coming in. Since we provide <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> and want to help photographers protect their gear, it also makes sense to provide some tips on maintaining and inventorying photography gear.</p>\n<h2>“Triage” Your Photography Equipment to Determine the Best Locations</h2>\n<p class=\"p2\">Determine where each piece of photography equipment should go based on how available you need it to be. For example: some of your less frequently used equipment could be placed in the dark pockets of a camera bag, while your one ND filter should probably go in a protective case that you keep on you.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">Ideally, you have a camera bag with separate sections, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2XWZNmU\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3azGlz8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Tenba 637-403 Cooper 13 DSLR Camera Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. Consider dedicating specific pieces of gear to each section, rather than just stuffing gear in haphazardly. Organizing your camera bag in this manner not only makes you a more professional photographer, but it will prevent you from buying memory cards when you still have some!</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">A camera harness such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2yEHS9O\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Nicama Camera Carrier Chest Harness Vest</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3cFWDYJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Cotton Carrier G3 Dual Camera Harness</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] can be useful for keeping your photography gear on your person as much as possible, which is the best way to prevent <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\">theft</a>.</p>\n<h2>Consider Asset Labeling Your Photography Equipment / Asset Tags / Asset Labels</h2>\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_206120767-forweb600.jpeg\" alt=\"Asset labeling on laptop, photography insurance\" width=\"500\" style=\"width: 500px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"><em><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock vector ID: 206120767, Shutterstock</span></em></p>\n<p class=\"p2\">In addition to serial numbers, asset labels can be helpful. Asset labeling is the process of giving a unique identity to each piece of your equipment through assigning it a specific code or number. This is accomplished by affixing a label to the equipment that bears the number. An example of such a product is the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3bZ360v\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>AVERY PermaTrack Metallic Asset Tag Labels</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. The <a href=\"https://www.cheqroom.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">CHEQROOM</span></a> mobile app/asset tagging product is another example.</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Why do asset labeling if all your items have serial numbers anyway?</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\">If handling many items, a serial number – while important to record for warranty &amp; repair purposes – isn't ideal because most professional photographers likely want a faster method of counting/auditing their gear. Especially if they have many similar-looking items, as many photographers do, labels are helpful to identify which item is which.</p>\n<h2>Photography Apps for Photography Equipment Maintenance &amp; Inventory | Photo Gear Tracker | Photography Equipment Tracker</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">An <strong>Excel</strong> spreadsheet is the first obvious choice, but <strong>Apache OpenOffice</strong> can also do the job.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><strong><span class=\"s2\">Google Sheets</span></strong> is the go-to free online spreadsheet app that you’ve likely used already. It is perfectly suitable for this task, but in case you’d like something more specialized, read on…</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Apps for photography gear maintenance that have received good reviews include:</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.sortly.com/\">The Sortly app</a></span> is on iOS and Android and can be used for photography equipment. You can scan and update items using QR labels or barcodes.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.assetpanda.com/\">Asset Panda</a></span> is available online and on iOS and Android. The app is highly configurable, so it can become whatever you need it to be, and adjust as your needs change.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.geareye.co/\">GearEye</a></span> is an RFID-enabled device that tells you if you have all the gear that you need with you at any given time. In case something is missing, this device helps you locate it.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/lenstag/id759999902\">The Lenstag iOS app</a></span> allows you to look up serial numbers of gear that you're thinking about buying to see if it is stolen gear, report missing gear and securely transfer gear to other photographers.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/home-inventory/id413564952\">Home Inventory</a></span> is an easy-to-use Mac app allowing you to document and manage your home and belongings. Photographers can “go paperless” using this app by storing photos, receipts, product manuals, warranties, notes, and important documents for quick and easy access.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://mygearvault.com/canada\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The MyGearVault app</a></span> was designed specifically to input, organize and protect photography gear. It's a free app designed for photographers and videographers, available on both Android and iOS.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">If you would like to automate your inventory management and asset tracking, take a look at <a href=\"https://zapier.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">Zapier</span></a>, which allows you to connect different apps together. For example, you could update a spreadsheet using a Google Form to make data entry a little easier.</p>\n<h2>Photography Equipment Inventory List</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">We often get the question, <i>“Where do I upload my photos/list of my insured equipment?”</i> …actually, we do <strong>not</strong> require an equipment list for our files, but it is a requirement that <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> clients have an equipment list that can be supplied to the insurer in the event of a <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/claims\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">claim</span></a>.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">How should this photography equipment list be assembled? There is no one “official” or “proper” way of doing it. Simply create a spreadsheet – perhaps using one of the apps mentioned above – and document all the information you feel necessary to keep track of your photography gear.</p>\n<h2>Get Photography Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance | Photographers Insurance | photo gear insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Following these tips will, hopefully, allow you to properly keep track of your photography gear and avoid an unfortunate occurrence like <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">theft of photography equipment</span></a> – but in case that <i>does</i> happen – you would ideally have insurance coverage in place.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s </strong><span class=\"s2\"><strong>insurance for photographers</strong></span></a> is a good option for insuring your photo gear. Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in five mins. or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related Posts:</h3>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/photography-insurance-101\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>FREE EBOOK</strong>! PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE 101: PROTECT YOUR CAMERA GEAR</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 CAMERA SLING BAGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/photography-equipment-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered-by-your-homeowners-policy-if-you-have-sold-prints-in-the-past\" rel=\" noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT INSURANCE: YOU MAY NOT BE COVERED BY HOMEOWNERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/photography-business-do-i-need-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">I’M JUST STARTING OUT IN MY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS; DO I NEED INSURANCE?</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/4-questions-to-consider-when-buying-photography-business-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">4 QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS INSURANCE</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE EXPLAINED</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-save-money-on-your-camera-insurance-if-you-are-a-photographer-or-videographer\" rel=\" noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHERS &amp; VIDEOGRAPHERS: SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAMERA INSURANCE</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/camera-insurance-how-to-reduce-the-cost-to-insure-your-photography-equipment\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO REDUCE THE COST TO INSURE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA LENS(ES)</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/what-to-know-about-rain-photography-protecting-your-camera-in-rain\" rel=\" noopener\">WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT RAIN PHOTOGRAPHY: PROTECTING YOUR CAMERA IN RAIN</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/underwater-photography-in-water-photography-camera-protection\" rel=\" noopener\">UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY BEST PRACTICES / IN-WATER PHOTOGRAPHY</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/protect-your-camera-from-overheating\" rel=\" noopener\">PROTECT YOUR CAMERA GEAR FROM OVERHEATING</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-from-sand\" rel=\" noopener\">PROTECT YOUR CAMERA AT THE BEACH / PROTECT YOUR CAMERA FROM SAND</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/insurance-for-photos-booths-photo-booth-insurance-from-front-row\" rel=\" noopener\">INSURANCE FOR PHOTOS BOOTHS | PHOTO BOOTH INSURANCE FROM FRONT ROW</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/video-how-do-i-add-an-additional-insured-to-my-policy\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW DO I ADD AN ADDITIONAL INSURED TO MY POLICY?</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/5-things-to-know-about-making-a-photography-insurance-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING A PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE CLAIM</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/online-camera-insurance-policies-for-photographers\" rel=\" noopener\">FRONT ROW: OFFERING ONLINE CAMERA INSURANCE POLICIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></span></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></span></p>\n<h3 class=\"p6\">Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/surefire-ways-to-keep-track-of-your-photography-gear\">https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/surefire-ways-to-keep-track-of-your-photography-gear</a></span></p>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.cheqroom.com/blog/guide-to-asset-labeling/\">https://www.cheqroom.com/blog/guide-to-asset-labeling/</a></span></p></span>","postBodyRss":"<script type=\"application/ld+json\">\n{\n \"@context\" : \"http://schema.org\",\n \"@type\" : \"Article\",\n \"author\" : \"Grant Patten\",\n \"publisher\" : \"Front Row Insurance\",\n \"name\" : \"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"headline\" : \"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"datePublished\" : \"2020-05-06T07:55:11\",\n \"image\" : \"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_1569424465-forweb600.jpg\"\n}\n</script><p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span></span><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Source</i></strong><i>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1569424465, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n<!--more--><p class=\"p2\">Photographers often have a lot of photography gear and it can, eventually, become difficult to keep track of what’s going out and what’s coming in. Since we provide <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> and want to help photographers protect their gear, it also makes sense to provide some tips on maintaining and inventorying photography gear.</p>\n<h2>“Triage” Your Photography Equipment to Determine the Best Locations</h2>\n<p class=\"p2\">Determine where each piece of photography equipment should go based on how available you need it to be. For example: some of your less frequently used equipment could be placed in the dark pockets of a camera bag, while your one ND filter should probably go in a protective case that you keep on you.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">Ideally, you have a camera bag with separate sections, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2XWZNmU\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3azGlz8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Tenba 637-403 Cooper 13 DSLR Camera Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. Consider dedicating specific pieces of gear to each section, rather than just stuffing gear in haphazardly. Organizing your camera bag in this manner not only makes you a more professional photographer, but it will prevent you from buying memory cards when you still have some!</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">A camera harness such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2yEHS9O\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Nicama Camera Carrier Chest Harness Vest</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3cFWDYJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Cotton Carrier G3 Dual Camera Harness</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] can be useful for keeping your photography gear on your person as much as possible, which is the best way to prevent <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\">theft</a>.</p>\n<h2>Consider Asset Labeling Your Photography Equipment / Asset Tags / Asset Labels</h2>\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_206120767-forweb600.jpeg\" alt=\"Asset labeling on laptop, photography insurance\" width=\"500\" style=\"width: 500px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"><em><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock vector ID: 206120767, Shutterstock</span></em></p>\n<p class=\"p2\">In addition to serial numbers, asset labels can be helpful. Asset labeling is the process of giving a unique identity to each piece of your equipment through assigning it a specific code or number. This is accomplished by affixing a label to the equipment that bears the number. An example of such a product is the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3bZ360v\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>AVERY PermaTrack Metallic Asset Tag Labels</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. The <a href=\"https://www.cheqroom.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">CHEQROOM</span></a> mobile app/asset tagging product is another example.</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Why do asset labeling if all your items have serial numbers anyway?</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\">If handling many items, a serial number – while important to record for warranty &amp; repair purposes – isn't ideal because most professional photographers likely want a faster method of counting/auditing their gear. Especially if they have many similar-looking items, as many photographers do, labels are helpful to identify which item is which.</p>\n<h2>Photography Apps for Photography Equipment Maintenance &amp; Inventory | Photo Gear Tracker | Photography Equipment Tracker</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">An <strong>Excel</strong> spreadsheet is the first obvious choice, but <strong>Apache OpenOffice</strong> can also do the job.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><strong><span class=\"s2\">Google Sheets</span></strong> is the go-to free online spreadsheet app that you’ve likely used already. It is perfectly suitable for this task, but in case you’d like something more specialized, read on…</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Apps for photography gear maintenance that have received good reviews include:</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.sortly.com/\">The Sortly app</a></span> is on iOS and Android and can be used for photography equipment. You can scan and update items using QR labels or barcodes.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.assetpanda.com/\">Asset Panda</a></span> is available online and on iOS and Android. The app is highly configurable, so it can become whatever you need it to be, and adjust as your needs change.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.geareye.co/\">GearEye</a></span> is an RFID-enabled device that tells you if you have all the gear that you need with you at any given time. In case something is missing, this device helps you locate it.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/lenstag/id759999902\">The Lenstag iOS app</a></span> allows you to look up serial numbers of gear that you're thinking about buying to see if it is stolen gear, report missing gear and securely transfer gear to other photographers.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/home-inventory/id413564952\">Home Inventory</a></span> is an easy-to-use Mac app allowing you to document and manage your home and belongings. Photographers can “go paperless” using this app by storing photos, receipts, product manuals, warranties, notes, and important documents for quick and easy access.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://mygearvault.com/canada\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The MyGearVault app</a></span> was designed specifically to input, organize and protect photography gear. It's a free app designed for photographers and videographers, available on both Android and iOS.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">If you would like to automate your inventory management and asset tracking, take a look at <a href=\"https://zapier.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">Zapier</span></a>, which allows you to connect different apps together. For example, you could update a spreadsheet using a Google Form to make data entry a little easier.</p>\n<h2>Photography Equipment Inventory List</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">We often get the question, <i>“Where do I upload my photos/list of my insured equipment?”</i> …actually, we do <strong>not</strong> require an equipment list for our files, but it is a requirement that <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> clients have an equipment list that can be supplied to the insurer in the event of a <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/claims\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">claim</span></a>.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">How should this photography equipment list be assembled? There is no one “official” or “proper” way of doing it. Simply create a spreadsheet – perhaps using one of the apps mentioned above – and document all the information you feel necessary to keep track of your photography gear.</p>\n<h2>Get Photography Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance | Photographers Insurance | photo gear insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Following these tips will, hopefully, allow you to properly keep track of your photography gear and avoid an unfortunate occurrence like <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">theft of photography equipment</span></a> – but in case that <i>does</i> happen – you would ideally have insurance coverage in place.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s </strong><span class=\"s2\"><strong>insurance for photographers</strong></span></a> is a good option for insuring your photo gear. Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in five mins. or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related Posts:</h3>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/photography-insurance-101\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>FREE EBOOK</strong>! PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE 101: PROTECT YOUR CAMERA GEAR</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 CAMERA SLING BAGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/photography-equipment-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered-by-your-homeowners-policy-if-you-have-sold-prints-in-the-past\" rel=\" noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT INSURANCE: YOU MAY NOT BE COVERED BY HOMEOWNERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/photography-business-do-i-need-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">I’M JUST STARTING OUT IN MY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS; DO I NEED INSURANCE?</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/4-questions-to-consider-when-buying-photography-business-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">4 QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS INSURANCE</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE EXPLAINED</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-save-money-on-your-camera-insurance-if-you-are-a-photographer-or-videographer\" rel=\" noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHERS &amp; VIDEOGRAPHERS: SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAMERA INSURANCE</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/camera-insurance-how-to-reduce-the-cost-to-insure-your-photography-equipment\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO REDUCE THE COST TO INSURE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA LENS(ES)</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/what-to-know-about-rain-photography-protecting-your-camera-in-rain\" rel=\" noopener\">WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT RAIN PHOTOGRAPHY: PROTECTING YOUR CAMERA IN RAIN</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/underwater-photography-in-water-photography-camera-protection\" rel=\" noopener\">UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY BEST PRACTICES / IN-WATER PHOTOGRAPHY</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/protect-your-camera-from-overheating\" rel=\" noopener\">PROTECT YOUR CAMERA GEAR FROM OVERHEATING</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-from-sand\" rel=\" noopener\">PROTECT YOUR CAMERA AT THE BEACH / PROTECT YOUR CAMERA FROM SAND</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/insurance-for-photos-booths-photo-booth-insurance-from-front-row\" rel=\" noopener\">INSURANCE FOR PHOTOS BOOTHS | PHOTO BOOTH INSURANCE FROM FRONT ROW</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/video-how-do-i-add-an-additional-insured-to-my-policy\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW DO I ADD AN ADDITIONAL INSURED TO MY POLICY?</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/5-things-to-know-about-making-a-photography-insurance-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING A PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE CLAIM</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/online-camera-insurance-policies-for-photographers\" rel=\" noopener\">FRONT ROW: OFFERING ONLINE CAMERA INSURANCE POLICIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></span></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></span></p>\n<h3 class=\"p6\">Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/surefire-ways-to-keep-track-of-your-photography-gear\">https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/surefire-ways-to-keep-track-of-your-photography-gear</a></span></p>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.cheqroom.com/blog/guide-to-asset-labeling/\">https://www.cheqroom.com/blog/guide-to-asset-labeling/</a></span></p>","postEmailContent":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Source</i></strong><i>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1569424465, Shutterstock</i></span></p>","postFeaturedImageIfEnabled":"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_1569424465-forweb300.jpg","postListContent":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_post_body\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"rich_text\" ><script type=\"application/ld+json\">\n{\n \"@context\" : \"http://schema.org\",\n \"@type\" : \"Article\",\n \"author\" : \"Grant Patten\",\n \"publisher\" : \"Front Row Insurance\",\n \"name\" : \"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"headline\" : \"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"datePublished\" : \"2020-05-06T07:55:11\",\n \"image\" : \"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_1569424465-forweb600.jpg\"\n}\n</script><p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span></span><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Source</i></strong><i>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1569424465, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n<!--more--><p class=\"p2\">Photographers often have a lot of photography gear and it can, eventually, become difficult to keep track of what’s going out and what’s coming in. Since we provide <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> and want to help photographers protect their gear, it also makes sense to provide some tips on maintaining and inventorying photography gear.</p>\n<h2>“Triage” Your Photography Equipment to Determine the Best Locations</h2>\n<p class=\"p2\">Determine where each piece of photography equipment should go based on how available you need it to be. For example: some of your less frequently used equipment could be placed in the dark pockets of a camera bag, while your one ND filter should probably go in a protective case that you keep on you.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">Ideally, you have a camera bag with separate sections, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2XWZNmU\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3azGlz8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Tenba 637-403 Cooper 13 DSLR Camera Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. Consider dedicating specific pieces of gear to each section, rather than just stuffing gear in haphazardly. Organizing your camera bag in this manner not only makes you a more professional photographer, but it will prevent you from buying memory cards when you still have some!</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">A camera harness such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2yEHS9O\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Nicama Camera Carrier Chest Harness Vest</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3cFWDYJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Cotton Carrier G3 Dual Camera Harness</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] can be useful for keeping your photography gear on your person as much as possible, which is the best way to prevent <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\">theft</a>.</p>\n<h2>Consider Asset Labeling Your Photography Equipment / Asset Tags / Asset Labels</h2>\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_206120767-forweb600.jpeg\" alt=\"Asset labeling on laptop, photography insurance\" width=\"500\" style=\"width: 500px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"><em><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock vector ID: 206120767, Shutterstock</span></em></p>\n<p class=\"p2\">In addition to serial numbers, asset labels can be helpful. Asset labeling is the process of giving a unique identity to each piece of your equipment through assigning it a specific code or number. This is accomplished by affixing a label to the equipment that bears the number. An example of such a product is the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3bZ360v\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>AVERY PermaTrack Metallic Asset Tag Labels</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. The <a href=\"https://www.cheqroom.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">CHEQROOM</span></a> mobile app/asset tagging product is another example.</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Why do asset labeling if all your items have serial numbers anyway?</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\">If handling many items, a serial number – while important to record for warranty &amp; repair purposes – isn't ideal because most professional photographers likely want a faster method of counting/auditing their gear. Especially if they have many similar-looking items, as many photographers do, labels are helpful to identify which item is which.</p>\n<h2>Photography Apps for Photography Equipment Maintenance &amp; Inventory | Photo Gear Tracker | Photography Equipment Tracker</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">An <strong>Excel</strong> spreadsheet is the first obvious choice, but <strong>Apache OpenOffice</strong> can also do the job.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><strong><span class=\"s2\">Google Sheets</span></strong> is the go-to free online spreadsheet app that you’ve likely used already. It is perfectly suitable for this task, but in case you’d like something more specialized, read on…</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Apps for photography gear maintenance that have received good reviews include:</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.sortly.com/\">The Sortly app</a></span> is on iOS and Android and can be used for photography equipment. You can scan and update items using QR labels or barcodes.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.assetpanda.com/\">Asset Panda</a></span> is available online and on iOS and Android. The app is highly configurable, so it can become whatever you need it to be, and adjust as your needs change.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.geareye.co/\">GearEye</a></span> is an RFID-enabled device that tells you if you have all the gear that you need with you at any given time. In case something is missing, this device helps you locate it.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/lenstag/id759999902\">The Lenstag iOS app</a></span> allows you to look up serial numbers of gear that you're thinking about buying to see if it is stolen gear, report missing gear and securely transfer gear to other photographers.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/home-inventory/id413564952\">Home Inventory</a></span> is an easy-to-use Mac app allowing you to document and manage your home and belongings. Photographers can “go paperless” using this app by storing photos, receipts, product manuals, warranties, notes, and important documents for quick and easy access.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://mygearvault.com/canada\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The MyGearVault app</a></span> was designed specifically to input, organize and protect photography gear. It's a free app designed for photographers and videographers, available on both Android and iOS.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">If you would like to automate your inventory management and asset tracking, take a look at <a href=\"https://zapier.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">Zapier</span></a>, which allows you to connect different apps together. For example, you could update a spreadsheet using a Google Form to make data entry a little easier.</p>\n<h2>Photography Equipment Inventory List</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">We often get the question, <i>“Where do I upload my photos/list of my insured equipment?”</i> …actually, we do <strong>not</strong> require an equipment list for our files, but it is a requirement that <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> clients have an equipment list that can be supplied to the insurer in the event of a <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/claims\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">claim</span></a>.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">How should this photography equipment list be assembled? There is no one “official” or “proper” way of doing it. Simply create a spreadsheet – perhaps using one of the apps mentioned above – and document all the information you feel necessary to keep track of your photography gear.</p>\n<h2>Get Photography Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance | Photographers Insurance | photo gear insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Following these tips will, hopefully, allow you to properly keep track of your photography gear and avoid an unfortunate occurrence like <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">theft of photography equipment</span></a> – but in case that <i>does</i> happen – you would ideally have insurance coverage in place.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s </strong><span class=\"s2\"><strong>insurance for photographers</strong></span></a> is a good option for insuring your photo gear. Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in five mins. or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related Posts:</h3>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/photography-insurance-101\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>FREE EBOOK</strong>! PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE 101: PROTECT YOUR CAMERA GEAR</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 CAMERA SLING BAGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/photography-equipment-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered-by-your-homeowners-policy-if-you-have-sold-prints-in-the-past\" rel=\" noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT INSURANCE: YOU MAY NOT BE COVERED BY HOMEOWNERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/photography-business-do-i-need-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">I’M JUST STARTING OUT IN MY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS; DO I NEED INSURANCE?</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/4-questions-to-consider-when-buying-photography-business-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">4 QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS INSURANCE</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE EXPLAINED</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-save-money-on-your-camera-insurance-if-you-are-a-photographer-or-videographer\" rel=\" noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHERS &amp; VIDEOGRAPHERS: SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAMERA INSURANCE</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/camera-insurance-how-to-reduce-the-cost-to-insure-your-photography-equipment\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO REDUCE THE COST TO INSURE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA LENS(ES)</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/what-to-know-about-rain-photography-protecting-your-camera-in-rain\" rel=\" noopener\">WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT RAIN PHOTOGRAPHY: PROTECTING YOUR CAMERA IN RAIN</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/underwater-photography-in-water-photography-camera-protection\" rel=\" noopener\">UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY BEST PRACTICES / IN-WATER PHOTOGRAPHY</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/protect-your-camera-from-overheating\" rel=\" noopener\">PROTECT YOUR CAMERA GEAR FROM OVERHEATING</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-from-sand\" rel=\" noopener\">PROTECT YOUR CAMERA AT THE BEACH / PROTECT YOUR CAMERA FROM SAND</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/insurance-for-photos-booths-photo-booth-insurance-from-front-row\" rel=\" noopener\">INSURANCE FOR PHOTOS BOOTHS | PHOTO BOOTH INSURANCE FROM FRONT ROW</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/video-how-do-i-add-an-additional-insured-to-my-policy\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW DO I ADD AN ADDITIONAL INSURED TO MY POLICY?</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/5-things-to-know-about-making-a-photography-insurance-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING A PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE CLAIM</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/online-camera-insurance-policies-for-photographers\" rel=\" noopener\">FRONT ROW: OFFERING ONLINE CAMERA INSURANCE POLICIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></span></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></span></p>\n<h3 class=\"p6\">Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/surefire-ways-to-keep-track-of-your-photography-gear\">https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/surefire-ways-to-keep-track-of-your-photography-gear</a></span></p>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.cheqroom.com/blog/guide-to-asset-labeling/\">https://www.cheqroom.com/blog/guide-to-asset-labeling/</a></span></p></span>","postListSummaryFeaturedImage":"","postRssContent":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Source</i></strong><i>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1569424465, Shutterstock</i></span></p>","postRssSummaryFeaturedImage":"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_1569424465-forweb300.jpg","postSummary":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span></span><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Source</i></strong><i>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1569424465, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n","postSummaryRss":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Source</i></strong><i>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1569424465, Shutterstock</i></span></p>","postTemplate":"prox_frontrow/templates/blog/blog-post.html","previewImageSrc":null,"previewKey":"TQHXPihs","previousPostFeaturedImage":"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Cameras%20for%20YouTube/best-vlogging-cameras-shutterstock_1127191604-forweb300.jpg","previousPostFeaturedImageAltText":"Best Cameras for YouTube / Good cameras for YouTube","previousPostName":"The Best Cameras for YouTube in 2022 | Best Vlogging Cameras in 2022","previousPostSlug":"articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube","processingStatus":"PUBLISHED","propertyForDynamicPageCanonicalUrl":null,"propertyForDynamicPageFeaturedImage":null,"propertyForDynamicPageMetaDescription":null,"propertyForDynamicPageSlug":null,"propertyForDynamicPageTitle":null,"publicAccessRules":[{"ids":[],"type":"LIST_MEMBERSHIP"}],"publicAccessRulesEnabled":false,"publishDate":1588775214000,"publishDateLocalTime":1588775214000,"publishDateLocalized":{"date":1588775214000,"format":"medium","language":"en_US"},"publishImmediately":true,"publishTimezoneOffset":null,"publishedAt":1649354331843,"publishedByEmail":null,"publishedById":7915797,"publishedByName":null,"publishedUrl":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/organizing-your-camera-gear","resolvedDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","resolvedLanguage":null,"rssBody":"<script type=\"application/ld+json\">\n{\n \"@context\" : \"http://schema.org\",\n \"@type\" : \"Article\",\n \"author\" : \"Grant Patten\",\n \"publisher\" : \"Front Row Insurance\",\n \"name\" : \"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"headline\" : \"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"datePublished\" : \"2020-05-06T07:55:11\",\n \"image\" : \"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_1569424465-forweb600.jpg\"\n}\n</script><p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span></span><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Source</i></strong><i>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1569424465, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n<!--more--><p class=\"p2\">Photographers often have a lot of photography gear and it can, eventually, become difficult to keep track of what’s going out and what’s coming in. Since we provide <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> and want to help photographers protect their gear, it also makes sense to provide some tips on maintaining and inventorying photography gear.</p>\n<h2>“Triage” Your Photography Equipment to Determine the Best Locations</h2>\n<p class=\"p2\">Determine where each piece of photography equipment should go based on how available you need it to be. For example: some of your less frequently used equipment could be placed in the dark pockets of a camera bag, while your one ND filter should probably go in a protective case that you keep on you.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">Ideally, you have a camera bag with separate sections, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2XWZNmU\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3azGlz8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Tenba 637-403 Cooper 13 DSLR Camera Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. Consider dedicating specific pieces of gear to each section, rather than just stuffing gear in haphazardly. Organizing your camera bag in this manner not only makes you a more professional photographer, but it will prevent you from buying memory cards when you still have some!</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">A camera harness such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2yEHS9O\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Nicama Camera Carrier Chest Harness Vest</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3cFWDYJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Cotton Carrier G3 Dual Camera Harness</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] can be useful for keeping your photography gear on your person as much as possible, which is the best way to prevent <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\">theft</a>.</p>\n<h2>Consider Asset Labeling Your Photography Equipment / Asset Tags / Asset Labels</h2>\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_206120767-forweb600.jpeg\" alt=\"Asset labeling on laptop, photography insurance\" width=\"500\" style=\"width: 500px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"><em><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock vector ID: 206120767, Shutterstock</span></em></p>\n<p class=\"p2\">In addition to serial numbers, asset labels can be helpful. Asset labeling is the process of giving a unique identity to each piece of your equipment through assigning it a specific code or number. This is accomplished by affixing a label to the equipment that bears the number. An example of such a product is the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3bZ360v\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>AVERY PermaTrack Metallic Asset Tag Labels</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. The <a href=\"https://www.cheqroom.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">CHEQROOM</span></a> mobile app/asset tagging product is another example.</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Why do asset labeling if all your items have serial numbers anyway?</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\">If handling many items, a serial number – while important to record for warranty &amp; repair purposes – isn't ideal because most professional photographers likely want a faster method of counting/auditing their gear. Especially if they have many similar-looking items, as many photographers do, labels are helpful to identify which item is which.</p>\n<h2>Photography Apps for Photography Equipment Maintenance &amp; Inventory | Photo Gear Tracker | Photography Equipment Tracker</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">An <strong>Excel</strong> spreadsheet is the first obvious choice, but <strong>Apache OpenOffice</strong> can also do the job.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><strong><span class=\"s2\">Google Sheets</span></strong> is the go-to free online spreadsheet app that you’ve likely used already. It is perfectly suitable for this task, but in case you’d like something more specialized, read on…</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Apps for photography gear maintenance that have received good reviews include:</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.sortly.com/\">The Sortly app</a></span> is on iOS and Android and can be used for photography equipment. You can scan and update items using QR labels or barcodes.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.assetpanda.com/\">Asset Panda</a></span> is available online and on iOS and Android. The app is highly configurable, so it can become whatever you need it to be, and adjust as your needs change.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.geareye.co/\">GearEye</a></span> is an RFID-enabled device that tells you if you have all the gear that you need with you at any given time. In case something is missing, this device helps you locate it.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/lenstag/id759999902\">The Lenstag iOS app</a></span> allows you to look up serial numbers of gear that you're thinking about buying to see if it is stolen gear, report missing gear and securely transfer gear to other photographers.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/home-inventory/id413564952\">Home Inventory</a></span> is an easy-to-use Mac app allowing you to document and manage your home and belongings. Photographers can “go paperless” using this app by storing photos, receipts, product manuals, warranties, notes, and important documents for quick and easy access.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://mygearvault.com/canada\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The MyGearVault app</a></span> was designed specifically to input, organize and protect photography gear. It's a free app designed for photographers and videographers, available on both Android and iOS.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">If you would like to automate your inventory management and asset tracking, take a look at <a href=\"https://zapier.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">Zapier</span></a>, which allows you to connect different apps together. For example, you could update a spreadsheet using a Google Form to make data entry a little easier.</p>\n<h2>Photography Equipment Inventory List</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">We often get the question, <i>“Where do I upload my photos/list of my insured equipment?”</i> …actually, we do <strong>not</strong> require an equipment list for our files, but it is a requirement that <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> clients have an equipment list that can be supplied to the insurer in the event of a <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/claims\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">claim</span></a>.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">How should this photography equipment list be assembled? There is no one “official” or “proper” way of doing it. Simply create a spreadsheet – perhaps using one of the apps mentioned above – and document all the information you feel necessary to keep track of your photography gear.</p>\n<h2>Get Photography Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance | Photographers Insurance | photo gear insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Following these tips will, hopefully, allow you to properly keep track of your photography gear and avoid an unfortunate occurrence like <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">theft of photography equipment</span></a> – but in case that <i>does</i> happen – you would ideally have insurance coverage in place.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s </strong><span class=\"s2\"><strong>insurance for photographers</strong></span></a> is a good option for insuring your photo gear. Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in five mins. or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related Posts:</h3>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/photography-insurance-101\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>FREE EBOOK</strong>! PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE 101: PROTECT YOUR CAMERA GEAR</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 CAMERA SLING BAGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/photography-equipment-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered-by-your-homeowners-policy-if-you-have-sold-prints-in-the-past\" rel=\" noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT INSURANCE: YOU MAY NOT BE COVERED BY HOMEOWNERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/photography-business-do-i-need-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">I’M JUST STARTING OUT IN MY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS; DO I NEED INSURANCE?</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/4-questions-to-consider-when-buying-photography-business-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">4 QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS INSURANCE</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE EXPLAINED</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-save-money-on-your-camera-insurance-if-you-are-a-photographer-or-videographer\" rel=\" noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHERS &amp; VIDEOGRAPHERS: SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAMERA INSURANCE</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/camera-insurance-how-to-reduce-the-cost-to-insure-your-photography-equipment\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO REDUCE THE COST TO INSURE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA LENS(ES)</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/what-to-know-about-rain-photography-protecting-your-camera-in-rain\" rel=\" noopener\">WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT RAIN PHOTOGRAPHY: PROTECTING YOUR CAMERA IN RAIN</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/underwater-photography-in-water-photography-camera-protection\" rel=\" noopener\">UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY BEST PRACTICES / IN-WATER PHOTOGRAPHY</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/protect-your-camera-from-overheating\" rel=\" noopener\">PROTECT YOUR CAMERA GEAR FROM OVERHEATING</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-from-sand\" rel=\" noopener\">PROTECT YOUR CAMERA AT THE BEACH / PROTECT YOUR CAMERA FROM SAND</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/insurance-for-photos-booths-photo-booth-insurance-from-front-row\" rel=\" noopener\">INSURANCE FOR PHOTOS BOOTHS | PHOTO BOOTH INSURANCE FROM FRONT ROW</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/video-how-do-i-add-an-additional-insured-to-my-policy\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW DO I ADD AN ADDITIONAL INSURED TO MY POLICY?</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/5-things-to-know-about-making-a-photography-insurance-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING A PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE CLAIM</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/online-camera-insurance-policies-for-photographers\" rel=\" noopener\">FRONT ROW: OFFERING ONLINE CAMERA INSURANCE POLICIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></span></p>\n<p class=\"p5\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></span></p>\n<h3 class=\"p6\">Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/surefire-ways-to-keep-track-of-your-photography-gear\">https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/surefire-ways-to-keep-track-of-your-photography-gear</a></span></p>\n<p class=\"p7\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.cheqroom.com/blog/guide-to-asset-labeling/\">https://www.cheqroom.com/blog/guide-to-asset-labeling/</a></span></p>","rssSummary":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span></span><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Source</i></strong><i>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1569424465, 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2020","module_id":33051772119,"name":"module_15960847531069","order":4,"smart_type":null,"styles":{},"type":"module"},"module_15965216980304":{"body":{"definition_id":null,"field_types":{"add_content":"richtext","enable_rich_text_module":"boolean"},"module_id":33156769794,"path":"/Coded files/Custom/blog/FrontRow2014/Basic Rich Text Box for Blog","smart_objects":null,"smart_type":"NOT_SMART","tag":"module","type":"module","wrap_field_tag":"div"},"child_css":{},"css":{},"id":"module_15965216980304","label":"Basic Rich Text Box for Blog","module_id":33156769794,"name":"module_15965216980304","order":5,"smart_type":null,"styles":{},"type":"module"},"name":{"body":{"title":"Organizing Your Camera Gear / Keeping Track of Your Photography Gear"},"id":"name","label":"Title","name":"name","type":"text"},"post_body":{"body":{"html":"<script type=\"application/ld+json\">\n{\n \"@context\" : \"http://schema.org\",\n \"@type\" : \"Article\",\n \"author\" : \"Grant Patten\",\n \"publisher\" : \"Front Row Insurance\",\n \"name\" : \"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"headline\" : \"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\",\n \"datePublished\" : \"2020-05-06T07:55:11\",\n \"image\" : \"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_1569424465-forweb600.jpg\"\n}\n</script><h1>ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR</h1>\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_1569424465-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"ORGANIZING YOUR CAMERA GEAR / KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></span><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Source</i></strong><i>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1569424465, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p class=\"p2\">Photographers often have a lot of photography gear and it can, eventually, become difficult to keep track of what’s going out and what’s coming in. Since we provide <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> and want to help photographers protect their gear, it also makes sense to provide some tips on maintaining and inventorying photography gear.</p>\n<h2 class=\"p2\">“Triage” Your Photography Equipment to Determine the Best Locations</h2>\n<p class=\"p2\">Determine where each piece of photography equipment should go based on how available you need it to be. For example: some of your less frequently used equipment could be placed in the dark pockets of a camera bag, while your one ND filter should probably go in a protective case that you keep on you.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">Ideally, you have a camera bag with separate sections, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2XWZNmU\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3azGlz8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Tenba 637-403 Cooper 13 DSLR Camera Bag</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. Consider dedicating specific pieces of gear to each section, rather than just stuffing gear in haphazardly. Organizing your camera bag in this manner not only makes you a more professional photographer, but it will prevent you from buying memory cards when you still have some!</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">A camera harness such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2yEHS9O\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Nicama Camera Carrier Chest Harness Vest</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] or the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3cFWDYJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>Cotton Carrier G3 Dual Camera Harness</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] can be useful for keeping your photography gear on your person as much as possible, which is the best way to prevent <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\">theft</a>.</p>\n<h2 class=\"p2\">Consider Asset Labeling Your Photography Equipment / Asset Tags / Asset Labels</h2>\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/organizing%20photography%20gear/organizing-photography-gear-shutterstock_206120767-forweb600.jpeg\" alt=\"Asset labeling on laptop, photography insurance\" width=\"500\" style=\"width: 500px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"><em><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock vector ID: 206120767, Shutterstock</span></em></p>\n<p class=\"p2\">In addition to serial numbers, asset labels can be helpful. Asset labeling is the process of giving a unique identity to each piece of your equipment through assigning it a specific code or number. This is accomplished by affixing a label to the equipment that bears the number. An example of such a product is the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3bZ360v\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s1\"><strong>AVERY PermaTrack Metallic Asset Tag Labels</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link]. The <a href=\"https://www.cheqroom.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s1\">CHEQROOM</span></a> mobile app/asset tagging product is another example.</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Why do asset labeling if all your items have serial numbers anyway?</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\">If handling many items, a serial number – while important to record for warranty &amp; repair purposes – isn't ideal because most professional photographers likely want a faster method of counting/auditing their gear. Especially if they have many similar-looking items, as many photographers do, asset labels are helpful to identify which item is which.</p>\n<h2 class=\"p2\">Photography Apps for Photography Equipment Maintenance &amp; Inventory | Photo Gear Tracker | Photography Equipment Tracker</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">An <strong>Excel</strong> spreadsheet is the first obvious choice, but <strong>Apache OpenOffice</strong> can also do the job.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><strong><span class=\"s2\">Google Sheets</span></strong> is the go-to free online spreadsheet app that you’ve likely used already. It is perfectly suitable for this task, but in case you’d like something more specialized, read on…</p>\n<h3 class=\"p3\">Apps for photography gear maintenance that have received good reviews include:</h3>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.sortly.com/\">The Sortly app</a></span> is on iOS and Android and can be used for photography equipment. You can scan and update items using QR labels or barcodes.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.assetpanda.com/\">Asset Panda</a></span> is available online and on iOS and Android. The app is highly configurable, so it can become whatever you need it to be, and adjust as your needs change.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://www.geareye.co/\">GearEye</a></span> is an RFID-enabled device that tells you if you have all the gear that you need with you at any given time. In case something is missing, this device helps you locate it.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/lenstag/id759999902\">The Lenstag iOS app</a></span> allows you to look up serial numbers of gear that you're thinking about buying to see if it is stolen gear, report missing gear and securely transfer gear to other photographers.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/home-inventory/id413564952\">Home Inventory</a></span> is an easy-to-use Mac app allowing you to document and manage your home and belongings. Photographers can “go paperless” using this app by storing photos, receipts, product manuals, warranties, notes, and important documents for quick and easy access.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><span class=\"s1\"><a href=\"https://mygearvault.com/canada\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The MyGearVault app</a></span> was designed specifically to input, organize and protect photography gear. It's a free app designed for photographers and videographers, available on both Android and iOS.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">If you would like to automate your inventory management and asset tracking, take a look at <a href=\"https://zapier.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">Zapier</span></a>, which allows you to connect different apps together. For example, you could update a spreadsheet using a Google Form to make data entry a little easier.</p>\n<h2 class=\"p2\">Photography Equipment Inventory List</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">We often get the question, <i>“Where do I upload my photos/list of my insured equipment?”</i> …actually, we do <strong>not</strong> require an equipment list for our files, but it is a requirement that <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">photography insurance</span></a> clients have an equipment list that can be supplied to the insurer in the event of a <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/claims\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">claim</span></a>.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\">How should this photography equipment list be assembled? There is no one “official” or “proper” way of doing it. Simply create a spreadsheet – perhaps using one of the apps mentioned above – and document all the information you feel necessary to keep track of your photography gear.</p>\n<h2 class=\"p2\">Get Photography Insurance | Front Row Photography | Photographer Insurance | Photographers Insurance | photo gear insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Following these tips will, hopefully, allow you to properly keep track of your photography gear and avoid an unfortunate occurrence like <a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">theft of photography equipment</span></a> – but in case that <i>does</i> happen – you would ideally have insurance coverage in place.</p>\n<p class=\"p3\"><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s </strong><span class=\"s2\"><strong>insurance for photographers</strong></span></a> is a good option for insuring your photo gear. Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in five mins. or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s1\">photography insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<h2 class=\"p2\">Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p3\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related Posts:</h3>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/photography-insurance-101\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>FREE EBOOK</strong>! 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Organizing Your Camera Gear / Keeping Track of Your Photography Gear

Organizing Your Camera Gear / Keeping Track of Your Photography Gear

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Photographers often have a lot of photography gear and it can, eventually, become difficult to keep track of what’s going out and what’s coming in. Since we provide photography insurance and want to help photographers protect their gear, it also makes sense to provide some tips on maintaining and inventorying photography gear.

“Triage” Your Photography Equipment to Determine the Best Locations

Determine where each piece of photography equipment should go based on how available you need it to be. For example: some of your less frequently used equipment could be placed in the dark pockets of a camera bag, while your one ND filter should probably go in a protective case that you keep on you.

Ideally, you have a camera bag with separate sections, such as the Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag [Amazon Link] or the Tenba 637-403 Cooper 13 DSLR Camera Bag [Amazon Link]. Consider dedicating specific pieces of gear to each section, rather than just stuffing gear in haphazardly. Organizing your camera bag in this manner not only makes you a more professional photographer, but it will prevent you from buying memory cards when you still have some!

A camera harness such as the Nicama Camera Carrier Chest Harness Vest [Amazon Link] or the Cotton Carrier G3 Dual Camera Harness [Amazon Link] can be useful for keeping your photography gear on your person as much as possible, which is the best way to prevent theft.

Consider Asset Labeling Your Photography Equipment / Asset Tags / Asset Labels

Asset labeling on laptop, photography insuranceSource: Royalty-free stock vector ID: 206120767, Shutterstock

In addition to serial numbers, asset labels can be helpful. Asset labeling is the process of giving a unique identity to each piece of your equipment through assigning it a specific code or number. This is accomplished by affixing a label to the equipment that bears the number. An example of such a product is the AVERY PermaTrack Metallic Asset Tag Labels [Amazon Link]. The CHEQROOM mobile app/asset tagging product is another example.

Why do asset labeling if all your items have serial numbers anyway?

If handling many items, a serial number – while important to record for warranty & repair purposes – isn't ideal because most professional photographers likely want a faster method of counting/auditing their gear. Especially if they have many similar-looking items, as many photographers do, labels are helpful to identify which item is which.

Photography Apps for Photography Equipment Maintenance & Inventory | Photo Gear Tracker | Photography Equipment Tracker

An Excel spreadsheet is the first obvious choice, but Apache OpenOffice can also do the job.

Google Sheets is the go-to free online spreadsheet app that you’ve likely used already. It is perfectly suitable for this task, but in case you’d like something more specialized, read on…

Apps for photography gear maintenance that have received good reviews include:

The Sortly app is on iOS and Android and can be used for photography equipment. You can scan and update items using QR labels or barcodes.

Asset Panda is available online and on iOS and Android. The app is highly configurable, so it can become whatever you need it to be, and adjust as your needs change.

GearEye is an RFID-enabled device that tells you if you have all the gear that you need with you at any given time. In case something is missing, this device helps you locate it.

The Lenstag iOS app allows you to look up serial numbers of gear that you're thinking about buying to see if it is stolen gear, report missing gear and securely transfer gear to other photographers.

Home Inventory is an easy-to-use Mac app allowing you to document and manage your home and belongings. Photographers can “go paperless” using this app by storing photos, receipts, product manuals, warranties, notes, and important documents for quick and easy access.

The MyGearVault app was designed specifically to input, organize and protect photography gear. It's a free app designed for photographers and videographers, available on both Android and iOS.

If you would like to automate your inventory management and asset tracking, take a look at Zapier, which allows you to connect different apps together. For example, you could update a spreadsheet using a Google Form to make data entry a little easier.

Photography Equipment Inventory List

We often get the question, “Where do I upload my photos/list of my insured equipment?” …actually, we do not require an equipment list for our files, but it is a requirement that photography insurance clients have an equipment list that can be supplied to the insurer in the event of a claim.

How should this photography equipment list be assembled? There is no one “official” or “proper” way of doing it. Simply create a spreadsheet – perhaps using one of the apps mentioned above – and document all the information you feel necessary to keep track of your photography gear.

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Following these tips will, hopefully, allow you to properly keep track of your photography gear and avoid an unfortunate occurrence like theft of photography equipment – but in case that does happen – you would ideally have insurance coverage in place.

Front Row’s insurance for photographers is a good option for insuring your photo gear. Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in five mins. or read more about the coverages available on the photography insurance site.

Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance

Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our referral marketing program and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! (depending on your province)

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DISCLAIMER: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.

Amazon Associates Disclosure: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.

Citations:

https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/surefire-ways-to-keep-track-of-your-photography-gear

https://www.cheqroom.com/blog/guide-to-asset-labeling/

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