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! […]

Why I love stock photography

The longer your photos are on stock sites, the more money you can make. And, one of the reasons why I really like stock photography is that anyone can do this.

Photo Course Day Four: How to Be Photogenic

Photo Course Day Four: How to Be Photogenic

How to be photogenic -- and encourage your model to be more natural -- by avoiding these common pitfalls of portrait photography...

Photo Course Day Three: The Key to Taking Flawless Photos

Photo Course Day Three: The Key to Taking Flawless Photos

Taking flawless photos hugely improves your chances of a sale. Here's how to give your model a flawless complexion using just a piece of cardboard.

Photo Course Day Two: How to Make the Background Blurry in Photos

Photo Course Day Two: How to Make the Background Blurry in Photos

Reducing distraction in the background of your photo can make a huge difference. Here's how to make the background blurry in your photos in one easy step.

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