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 […]

Photoshop Tip: How to Make Eyes Sparkle in Photos

Photoshop Tip: How to Make Eyes Sparkle in Photos

This Photoshop trick will help make eyes sparkle in your photos. It's a subtle change, but makes a difference when it comes to making sales.

Photoshop Tips: Using the Mona Lisa to Improve Your Photos

Photoshop Tips: Using the Mona Lisa to Improve Your Photos

You can improve your photos a lot with just a few minutes in Photoshop. Today, we borrow color from famous paintings to strengthen otherwise drab images...

Cool Photoshop Trick: Making a Small Portion of the Photo in Focus

Cool Photoshop Trick: Making a Small Portion of the Photo in Focus

Part of the fun of photography is playing around with your images. This Photoshop trick "shrinks" your images by focusing on a small portion...

A Quick Fix: How to Apply Make-Up in Photoshop

A Quick Fix: How to Apply Make-Up in Photoshop

Use this two-minute fix in Photoshop to apply make-up to your model for a more attractive, saleable photo.

Top Five Elements of a Saleable Photograph

Top Five Elements of a Saleable Photograph

Chances are you already have salable shots on your computer. To help decide those you might submit as stock, here are five elements of a saleable photograph...

Stock Photo Rejection: Three Tips for Dealing with it

Stock Photo Rejection: Three Tips for Dealing with it

Rejection is a part of the photographer's life. But don't let it beat you. Here are some tips to deal with stock photo rejection...

Stock Photo Sales Boosters: The Thumbnail Secret

Here’s a stock photo sales secret we’ve never talked about before... Start by putting yourself in a stock photo buyer’s shoes. First, you’d go to a stock photo website. Next, you’d type in a search term and hit “search.” Now, what’s the first thing you’d see? Thumbnails. Lots of tiny thumbnails. With all of the […]

Breakfast Stock Club Reader of the Month, Paula

What would you do if all your life, nothing felt right? If you dabbled in one job or another for decades until -BAM!- finally, you found the one thing that felt right? You'd keep doing it, that's what! That's how Paula Ohreen felt when she found stock photography. She's been going at it for about […]

Your Unique Access: Take Photos of What You Know

“Come on... get up, get up,” nagged the little voice in my head. Our sleeping bags surrounded us in warmth, but it was past sunrise, and time was ticking. I knew the sunlight on the lake was going to get intense -- fast. So we ripped ourselves from our cocoons, pulled on our frigid clothes, […]

Breakfast Stock Club: Reader Stock Sales and Portfolios

“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” I’ve always loved that Robert Schuller quote. But you and I both know that failure -- in one form or another -- is inevitable. So how about this, instead: Imagine what you could achieve if each failure inspired you to keep going! […]

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