Today’s challenge: apply to be a stock photographer

My challenge to you today is to go put yourself out there and apply to be a stock photographer. Here's how to do it in three steps...

A lesson from “Art and Fear” for your photography

A lesson from “Art and Fear” for your photography

The opposite of success isn't failure--it's not trying at all. To help motivate you, here's a lesson in art and fear for your photography.

Today’s most popular stock photos

Today’s most popular stock photos

Today's most popular stock photos aren't what used to sell as stock. Beautiful models in staged situations are out. Authenticity and real people are in.

One Simple Way to Eliminate Distractions in Your Photos

One Simple Way to Eliminate Distractions in Your Photos

Distractions! Distractions turn great photos into snapshots. Little distractions in the form of fences, people, trash cans, litter, brightly-colored signs, branches, power lines, and anything else that distracts your viewer’s eye away from your main subject... those things must GO. And I don’t want to hear that, well, this one thing was in the way, […]

Summer Photo Camp Attendee Photos

Summer Photo Camp Attendee Photos

At our Summer Photo Camp, attendees started to appreciate the world in a fun and exciting way. Their images may inspire you as you shoot around your area...

DIY indoor photography studio using natural light

DIY indoor photography studio using natural light

It’s easy to be creative when you’re relaxed and having fun. That’s how participants at our Photo Summer Camp have been snagging so many great shots... And it’s how I got this shot: Bonnie here, reporting from Day Three of Summer Photo Camp. Yesterday I sent you a video tip showing how fun and easy […]

Reader Stock Photos Found Online

Reader Stock Photos Found Online

I was shocked. There was my photo... on a coffin. After my stock photo presentation at the Ultimate Money-Making Photo Workshop, an attendee came up to me. “I sell specialty caskets,” she said, “and yours is my best-seller!” She turned her iPad to show me, and there it was... a new, white casket with my […]

Photography reflector tutorial : watch this video

Photography reflector tutorial : watch this video

Getting the light right is critical for a saleable photo. Watch this photography reflector tutorial to find out how to create the best effect with light...

The X, Y, and Z axis in Photography

The X, Y, and Z axis in Photography

When looking to take a saleable photo, it helps to think in terms of the x, y, and z axis lines. Doing this can really make your photo pop...

Show and Tell: Where are your stock photos ending up?

Show and Tell: Where are your stock photos ending up?

Following last week’s issue about finding your stock photos in use online, reader Kim B. wrote in with a great idea! Here’s what she said: Hi Bonnie, I had a great time looking up my photos after reading your article today (the video was perfect). I found them in all sorts of places. I found […]

Who's buying your stock photos? Here's how to find out.

Who's buying your stock photos? Here's how to find out.

Dear Reader, Breakfast Stock Club reader Theresa StJohn wrote in to tell me she’s having a blast selling her photos as stock and then finding them in use. For example, this photo she took of fried clams... Ended up on this stylish blog called CereusArt.com: And after she snapped a photo of this Irish soda […]

Boost Your Creativity by 81%

Most geckos don’t have eyelids, so they lick their eyeballs to keep them clean. Sometimes a problem is best solved with an unexpected solution. For instance... lack of creativity. You would think that if you’re not feeling creative, you should study your favorite artists... or enroll in classes... or listen to music. And all of […]

How to Remove Logos in Lightroom

How to Remove Logos in Lightroom

Here’s a quick video with a simple way to remove logos, brand names, and trademarks in Adobe Lightroom.

How to Avoid Stock Rejections

Read about a few simple ways to shoot “clean” and logo-free photos tips from Bonnie Caton.

Photo Review Video: Why Stock Photos Get Rejected

Dear Reader, The first time you try to sell your photos as stock is probably the first time you’ll ever have someone look at them with a critical eye. It’s scary. Your friends and family like your photos. You like your photos. But when you send them to a stock agency, you think: This is […]

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