Top three things successful photographers have in common

Successful photographers don't need years of experience or super-expensive equipment. Here are the top three things the best photographers have in common...

Make money selling photos online to stock agencies

Make money selling photos online to stock agencies

You can make money selling photos online--with shots you take of your friends or family…even in your own kitchen. It's that easy to get started.

Selling stock photos: five popular themes

Selling stock photos: five popular themes

Selling stock photos is something you can do in very little time…once you decide to get started. Here are five popular themes with today's photo buyers.

How to take quality hotel photos

How to take quality hotel photos

Just before you settle into your vacation accommodation is a great time to take stock photos. Here's a few ideas for how to take quality hotel photos...

My stock photo in use on a doormat!

My stock photo in use on a doormat!

Bonnie was surprised to see her stock photo in use right at her mom's back door - printed on a doormat from Bed Bath and Beyond...

Five Ways to Spice Up Your Travel Photos

Five Ways to Spice Up Your Travel Photos

→ Sign up here to get Breakfast Stock Club issues in your in-box once a week! If you're a regular reader, you know: Iconic photos sell. Yes, cultural icons and recognizable landmarks sell well as stock. But you can -- and should -- photograph them in creative ways. Set yourself apart. Add your own twist. […]

How to take good stock photos this weekend

How to take good stock photos this weekend

Photo buyers want ordinary people doing real things (no more perfect models). Here are tips on how to take good stock photos...

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...

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