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This One Habit Could Make or Break Your Photo Success

This One Habit Could Make or Break Your Photo Success

Check out how Breakfast Stock Club Premium member Theresa St. John is having so much success. All because of the power of asking.

Quick fixes for snapshots

Quick fixes for snapshots

Yesterday, a family friend asked me to “work my magic” on a couple of photos that she took with a point-and-shoot. She wants to print and frame them as a gift to her parents. Since she’s a great friend and a headshot client, of course I said yes! (Besides, playing in Lightroom is fun.) Here’s […]

How to Keep Track of Your Stock Photos

How do you keep track of your stock photos? Photographer Bonnie Caton tells about a few systems you could try.

Photo Motivation for a Rainy Day

Dear Reader, One of my goals this year is to upload 10 new photos to my stock agencies each month. But I haven't felt inspired to shoot this week. It's raining. And even though spring flowers are popping up everywhere, I seem to be glued to the couch. So I gave myself a little challenge: […]

Which Stock Photo Agency? Why This Reader Uses Alamy

Last week, BSC reader Rosanne Tackaberry told us how she's turning her photos of garbage into a surprisingly popular income-earning stock photo niche. If you missed that issue, read it here. Since she mentioned that she makes up to over a hundred dollars per sale, today I've asked her to tell us about the agency […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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