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Six great cameras for beginners

By ccuddihy | October 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

As we approach the fall buying season, you might be thinking about a new camera. And, yes, there are a ton of choices out there. More than ever. The good news is that you can do stock photography with just about any camera, even your cell phone. But, if you’re feeling ready for an upgrade, […]

The best cell phone photography trick

By ccuddihy | October 2, 2020 | Comments Off on The best cell phone photography trick

When it comes to cell phone photography, most people take a quick shot and move on. It’s so easy to take a snapshot, maybe add an artistic filter, and call it good. But doing this really sells short what your cell phone camera is capable of. You might be surprised at how much control you […]

Tools for studio-quality shots from home

By ccuddihy | September 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Tools for studio-quality shots from home

How lucky we are as photographers to be able to create professional looking photos, right in our own living room or kitchen! Today is the last part of a 3-part series from BSC reader and stock photographer, Kim Nelson, on taking tabletop stock photos in your home. (If you missed the last two, you can […]

Crafting with light

By ccuddihy | September 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Crafting with light

Last week, stock photographer and BSC member Kim Nelson shared some “behind the scenes” shots from a couple of her at-home tabletop shoots. If you missed it, catch up here.  This type of photography is so fun and simple, because you set everything up yourself. You pick the subject, the background, and the light. If […]

Behind the scenes of a stock photo shoot

By ccuddihy | September 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Behind the scenes of a stock photo shoot

One of the best ways to grow your photography skills is to shoot something new and completely out of your comfort zone. If you do this, there will be a learning curve and it might get a little messy. However, as you push through, you’ll not only come away a better photographer, you’ll also have […]

Weird year… but THIS is selling like crazy as stock!

By ccuddihy | September 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Weird year… but THIS is selling like crazy as stock!

Imagine the past few months without the technology that makes it possible to connect with friends and family from a distance. From Zoom happy hours to virtual baby showers, we’re figuring it out and making it work. And technology is what makes it all possible. Including technology – and specifically people using it to stay […]

Make your life easier!

By ccuddihy | August 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Make your life easier!

Since stock photography is something that most people do in their spare time, anything that streamlines the process is a win. That’s why several stock photo agencies offer contributor apps designed to save you time and make it easy to upload shots right from your phone. Why use an app? Most of them will let […]

How to get the one thing I can’t give you…

By ccuddihy | August 21, 2020 | Comments Off on How to get the one thing I can’t give you…

When it comes to selling your photos online, there’s one thing I wish I could give you above all else… It’s the thing that moves you forward when you doubt your abilities. It’s what carries you through when you run into roadblocks. It’s the reason why some people make a lot of money with so-so […]

Are you too comfortable?

By ccuddihy | August 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Are you too comfortable?

Like so many things in life, photography is all about learning, growing, and pushing yourself forward. You’ll know you’re improving when you feel a little out of your comfort zone. Breakfast Stock Club member Kim Nelson loves to photograph wildlife, nature, and fitness-themed images for stock, and she’s done very well with it. But she […]

And now… something totally different!

By ccuddihy | August 7, 2020 | Comments Off on And now… something totally different!

Have you ever wondered if black and white photos can sell as stock? Color images obviously dominate stock photography collections, however, sometimes a striking black and white can be just the ticket. Let’s take a look at a few of the best-selling black and white photos on iStock and see what makes them so successful. […]