Start your own personal photo project

Start your own personal photo project

You can learn so much about the art of photography from playing with your camera. Here's some inspiration to help get you started on your own personal photo project.

Try This Photo Trick and Forget About Holiday Shopping

Try This Photo Trick and Forget About Holiday Shopping

This cool photo trick makes a great holiday gift that's easy on the pocket. And you'll have lots of fun getting creative.

Fun Photo Project: Fit Three Generations in One Frame

Fun Photo Project: Fit Three Generations in One Frame

Here's another fun photo project that spans generations and makes a wonderful gift for the holidays. Bonnie tells you how...

Fun Photo Project: How to Add a Photo to a Coffee Mug

Fun Photo Project: How to Add a Photo to a Coffee Mug

Instead of printing photos to paper, why not try something different and make a unique gift. Here's how to add a photo to a coffee mug.

Don't Trash Your Garbage Photos

As a wildlife photographer, reader Rosanne Tackaberry didn’t expect to develop a side-niche in pictures of garbage. But, lo and behold, her “trash formula,” which she’ll tell you about below, is stirring a lot of interest with photo buyers... and resulting in some hefty sales. By the way, Rosanne makes up to a few hundred [...]

Add More Fun to Your Day: Photos That Reduce Stress

Add More Fun to Your Day: Photos That Reduce Stress

Having fun can actually make you more productive. This week we're focusing on ways to take photos that reduce stress...

How to Sell Fall Photographs to Every Market

How to Sell Fall Photographs to Every Market

Fall is one of the best times of the year for getting out there and snapping photos. Here are some things to keep in mind to sell fall photographs to different markets.

Stock Photo Success for the Un-Tech Savvy

When you first start submitting photos to stock agencies, you might get discouraged, decide you're not computer savvy, and throw up your hands. Quit. Go back to watching TV or perusing Facebook. That's fine. But know that if you do, you might be leaving a few hundred dollars on the table in coming months... and [...]

Three Tips: Video You Can Sell As Stock

Like many photographers I know, I wasn’t interested in video at first. “I’m a photographer,” I’d tell myself, as if that carried some special artistic weight that “videographer” lacked. But then videos started popping up all over the web... and they told stories, featured music, and moved me in a way that photographs couldn’t. So [...]

The Stock Photo Upload Challenge

Autumn is prime selling season for stock photos. If you haven't noticed a bump in sales (or any sales!), it might be time to expand your portfolio with some fresh new photos. Let's get motivated together starting RIGHT NOW and make some extra money this season, with... THE UPLOAD CHALLENGE! Goal: To upload a big [...]

Istanbul Photo Expedition: The “Human Element” in Your Photos

Istanbul Photo Expedition: The “Human Element” in Your Photos

On the last day of our Istanbul photo expedition, we're learning how to add the human element to our photos -- without having to worry about a model release.

Istanbul Photo Expedition Day 3: Keep It Simple

Istanbul Photo Expedition Day 3: Keep It Simple

We're learning lots at the Istanbul Photo Expedition led by pro photographer Efrain Padro. Our tip today is about keeping it simple, which can have a lot more impact...

Istanbul Photo Expedition: The View from the Rooftop

Istanbul Photo Expedition: The View from the Rooftop

Over the next few days of our Istanbul photo expedition, we'll be taking photos ready to sell when we get home. Here's the first tip we got from Efrain today...

How to Make Rainbows Appear Using Photoshop

How to Make Rainbows Appear Using Photoshop

Adding a rainbow to a dark sky can have a dramatic effect on your image. Here's how to make rainbows appear using Photoshop...

Istanbul Stock Photo Shoot List

As I type this issue, the air above the Atlantic Ocean is deep, cobalt blue. That’s pretty much all I can see from my plane window. Our Istanbul Expedition begins on Sunday and I’m SO excited to explore such an ancient, culture-rich city, camera-in-hand, with a group of fellow photo nuts. BUT before the adventure [...]

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