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May Photo Challenge Theme: Silhouettes and Shadows

May Photo Challenge Theme: Silhouettes and Shadows

Here’s this month’s Photo Challenge Theme… Remember, every month, first-, second-, and third-place winners are automatically entered into the Grand Prize Photo Challenge -- coming up in October -- for a chance to win $2,000 (just in time for holiday shopping season). Read on for details and this month’s theme… Lori Allen Director, Great Escape [...]

Why Slowing Down Can Make You Sell Faster

The experts call it “acceptable risk.” It’s the level of risk we’re willing to take without feeling uncomfortable. I’m sure you’ve heard the term before. It often comes up in reference to people’s illogical behavior. Like when the mandatory seat belt law came into effect here in the States. You’d think it would reduce the [...]

Photo Tip: Saleable Sunsets

Photo Tip: Saleable Sunsets

Today’s photo tip, from professional photographer, Shelly Perry, is a fun way to spice up your sunrise and sunset shots for sale as stock, fine art, or editorial. Scroll down for details… -- Lori Lori Allen Director, Great Escape Publishing ******************* April 22, 2009 The Right Way to Travel, Weekly Photo Tip ******************* SALEABLE SUNSETS [...]

How to Eliminate the Three Biggest Photo Mistakes

How to Eliminate the Three Biggest Photo Mistakes

Today’s e-letter is really a pop quiz. Last week, I sent you a list of three common mistakes we often see our workshop attendees making on the first day of our live photography workshops. (Problems they get into the habit of eliminating after a day or two with our pros at their elbows.) Today, I [...]

Photo Tip: Five Hot Microstock Photo Trends

Last week I sent you three big, approachable microstock websites where you can start selling your photos for extra cash in your spare time. If you missed that issue, you’ll find it in our e-letter archives, here: Three Hot Microstock Sites. To get you started in the right direction, today’s photo tip is a great [...]

The Simple Key To Selling More Stock Photos

Over the last two days, I sent you some quick and easy ways to get started selling your photos online. If you missed those issues, you’ll find them here: ** Three Hot Microstock Sites ** Microstock Photography: A Quick and Dirty Startup Guide Stock photo success has a lot to do with knowing what kinds [...]

Featured Publication: Three Hot Microstock Sites

Today’s Featured Publication gives a short profile of three microstock sites where you can start selling your photos for cash. In a survey of 550 designers, art directors, and other photo buyers at Photoshelter.com, 60% said their photography budgets will remain the same or increase in 2009. And our very own Shelly Perry (editor of [...]

Photo Tip: To Flash or Not to Flash

Photo Tip: To Flash or Not to Flash

Here’s this week’s photo tip… Lori Allen Director, Great Escape Publishing ******************* April 8, 2009 The Right Way to Travel, Weekly Photo Tip ******************* WHEN IS IT OK TO USE YOUR ON-CAMERA FLASH? By Shelly Perry in Portland, OR. People photos can be some of the most rewarding and challenging shots to take. They can [...]

A Mini Photo Studio in Your Recycling Bin

Yesterday, I gave you some quick and dirty ways to get started taking professional-quality photos right away. If you missed it, you can read it here. The point is: you don’t have to travel to start selling photos. And you don’t need any fancy equipment to get started, either. Here, below, professional photographer Jani Bryson [...]

April Photo Challenge Theme: April’s Fools Rush In

April Photo Challenge Theme: April’s Fools Rush In

Here’s next month’s Photo Challenge Theme… Remember, in addition to monthly prizes, each month’s Photo Challenge winner will automatically be entered into our grand prize challenge in October for a chance to win $2,000, just in time for the holiday shopping season! Scroll down for details… Lori Allen Director, Great Escape Publishing P.S. All our [...]

Selling Travel Photographs: New Orleans Report #2

The entire AWAI Travel Division is down in New Orleans at our Ultimate Money-Making Photo Workshop, learning how to take saleable photos… and finding out where to sell them. We’ve talked a lot about selling your photos on microstock sites like iStockphoto.com… but that’s only one of the many, many ways to sell your vacation [...]

Starting Today: How to Create a Second Income Stream with Photography

Shelly Perry typically writes these Wednesday photo tips. But she’s on her way to New Orleans today to help get our Ultimate Money-Making Photography Workshop underway. So in lieu of Shelly’s regularly scheduled photo tip, I’m passing along advice from professional stock photographer Jani Bryson on getting started with a second career in freelance photography [...]

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