- Category: Technology
Keeping Your Camera & Gear Safe
GPS Trackers Provide Asset Protection
One of the most fast-paced and difficult forms of photography to become involved with is wedding photography. Wedding photographers need to be able to capture flower displays, artistic shots, group shots and a variety of other shots of the ceremony, wedding party and guests. Capturing these timeless shots can be difficult with some weddings being extremely fast-paced, making a photographer only have one opportunity to get a shot at times. Making the situation even more difficult is that a wedding photographer will typically shot a wedding with multiple lens’ and cameras according to ensure they capture the best possible images and memories. Often times the photographer will change out lens or camera bodies, leaving the unused equipment on the floor in order to move fast and reduce the likelihood of missing a shot. With expensive camera gear often being left unattended at weddings many times thievery occurs. This is why many wedding photographers have been turning toward GPS trackers.
The camera equipment professional and even amateur wedding photographers use is very costly. For example, a quality and cost-effective camera with a full frame chip can cost nearly $3000, and that is for the camera body alone, meaning the camera can’t even take a picture! The photographer also would need a lens, which can cost upwards of $20000 dollars. Also, most photographers keep a small assormtnet of lens' that could include speciliaty lens' like a tilt-shift or macro, including some of the telephoto and standard lens's used for shooting. Therefore, if a photographer leaves a camera and or a lens on the floor and that equipment is stolen the consequences can be financially crippling. This is why many photographers are placing GPS trackers in their camera bags or carriers.
With the use of real-time GPS tracking technology a wedding photographer can access the location of their gear at any point in time, making it nearly impossible for a thief to successfully steal their camera bodies and lens’. By having the ability to access the location of camera gear a wedding photographer does not have to worry about leaving their equipment bags on the ground, and instead can focus on capturing the best images possible.
GPS trackers have been used by companies and consumers for years, but it has not been until recently that GPS tracking technology has been used by wedding photographers and others looking for a device for asset protection.