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Getting what you want in 2020

By ccuddihy | January 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s a new decade. What do you want your life to look like? Would you rather… A. Sit in a chair, zoning out in front your phone? B. Travel… have adventures… get healthy… and make income doing things you love? We all know New Year’s resolutions don’t work. Because getting what we want in life […]

Year in Review

By ccuddihy | January 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

I still can’t believe it’s 2020… can you? Sitting here at the dawn of a new decade, it’s the perfect time to look back at what we’ve done and set new goals for next 10 years. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who filled out our 2019 Year in Review survey. Now, let’s take a […]

Where to find the hottest stock trends

By ccuddihy | January 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you want to be successful as a stock photographer, you need to do two things: Upload new photos regularly Create content buyers are looking for It really is that simple. These are the two most important ingredients to stock photo success. So how do you know what types of photos buyers are looking for? […]

Are you ready for this?

By ccuddihy | December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

2020, here we come! With a new year (and a new decade!) right around the corner, it’s time for our annual Breakfast Stock Club reader survey. Every year I look forward to reading your responses because it’s the best way for me to choose the most helpful topics to focus on in the year ahead. […]

What NOT to include in your holiday photos

By ccuddihy | December 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Happy Holidays! I’m sure you’ll agree that we’re in one of the yummiest times of the year. Holiday dinners and get togethers are not only delicious, they are filled with opportunities to create some winning stock photos. But there’s one big thing to watch out for… logos! Having logos in your shot is a no-go […]

Why Were These Photos Rejected?

By ccuddihy | December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Your friends and family like your photos. You like your photos. But when you send them to a stock agency, you think: This is it. Someone’s going to tell me once and for all if my photos are good… or bad. But it’s not about good or bad. When it comes to selling photos as […]

Got A Rejected Photo? Send It To Me!

By ccuddihy | November 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever had a photo rejected from a stock agency? Rejections happen to everyone. But sometimes it’s hard to know why a certain photo didn’t make the cut. So, let’s try something… Send me one photo you’ve had rejected from a stock photo agency and I’ll do my best to figure out why. I’ll […]

Breakfast Stock Club Member Spotlight

By ccuddihy | November 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Interview with stock photographer, Teresa Otto Bonnie: What attracted you to stock photography? Teresa: I like the variety. The subject matter can range from landscape to food and everything in between. If you have willing models, you can take people pictures. If you have access to something unique (I am in the medical field), you […]

Five Tips for Selling Stock Videos

By ccuddihy | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are millions of stock photos out there but only thousands of stock videos. It’s a much smaller pool from which buyers can draw. So, stock video has a lot less competition and it’s fun to do. In many ways, video is easier than photos. And knowing just a handful of simple tricks can make […]

A Friendly Kick In The…

By ccuddihy | November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

If your stock photo sales are slow, it might be because you haven’t uploaded very many photos, yet. I’ve found (and other photographers have told me this, too) that it took getting to about 300 images in my portfolio before I saw consistent sales. Which is why this fun contest from Adobe Stock is the […]