Breakfast Stock Club Archives

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 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 […]

Five Steps to Better Stock Photo Sales

It took me a year and a lot of encouragement from my wife and a friend to get over my first stock photo rejection. Today it's kind of funny, because the same agency that rejected me is the one that now provides the biggest chunk of my stock photo income. In the beginning, I took […]

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 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! […]

Breakfast Stock Club Reader of the Month

Breakfast Stock Club Reader of the Month

Bonnie Caton interviews a Breakfast Stock Club reader of the month for her favorite parts of stock photography and her tips for other photographers.

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