$10,000 of photography kit recovered in Australia thanks to Apple AirTags

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A photographer in Australia has been able to recover more than $10,000 worth of stolen camera kit, thanks to well-placed Apple Air Tags. Graham Tait got extremely lucky as the thief didn’t notice the Bluetooth tracking device attached to his gear, meaning that he was able to inform the authorities who safely returned it to him. 

As a photographer, I can’t think of anything worse than having my kit stolen. Losing it or breaking it of your own accord is one thing, but having someone take it from you is a different ball game. Just in case it does ever happen, it’s worth investing in the best camera insurance for your photography kit so you’re covered if the unthinkable happens. You’ll still have to wait while the insurance company sorts it out and you’ll likely have to pay a hefty excess, but at least you won’t have to replace everything using your own money. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.