Breakfast Stock Club Archives

The question you should be asking

By ccuddihy | June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

We often talk about how the best-selling stock photos capture realistic, true to life scenes. Sometimes these moments happen spontaneously. However, — especially right now – you may find yourself setting up a scenes to photograph for stock in your home. When planning a shoot, it can be tricky to arrange the props, background, models […]

Tiny prop – big photo sales!

By ccuddihy | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

When you’re thinking up things to photograph for stock, there are really two ways to go about it: 1. Go trendy. Keep track of trends and news items and photograph what’s current and “newsworthy.” For example, right now, anything involving masks, working from home, health, and social distancing is going to be a great topic. […]

Don’t forget to have fun along the way

By ccuddihy | May 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Selling your photos as stock is super fun. It gives you a way to sell photos that might never see the light of day otherwise. And you can watch your photos sell while you’re busy doing other things. But it’s not an “instant gratification” kind of endeavor. It takes time and consistency to build up […]

Should you take flower photos for stock?

By ccuddihy | May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Stock agencies love to tell new contributors NOT to send in flower photos. And I get it. Everyone takes photos of flowers because they’re pretty. But just because a flower is pretty… doesn’t mean that your photo of it is a saleable image. So stock agency inspectors are left rejecting thousands of quick snapshots of […]

The story of a best seller

By ccuddihy | May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

You never know when you’re going to capture a best-selling image. That’s the fun of stock photography. You can just be going along, living your life, when all of a sudden, a perfect opportunity pops up. That’s exactly what happened to stock photographer Danny Warren. I hope that reading his story below inspires you to […]

You don’t need me to do this!

By ccuddihy | April 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every so often, I get a cautious comment from a reader who isn’t sure what to do next. Like this one: “I have a lot of photography that has been praised highly. I would love to do something with it and make a little money. But everyone wants money upfront and my husband has extreme […]

Meet your new best friend

By ccuddihy | April 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

I know you’re itching to get out and take some travel photos right now! Or maybe that’s just me?  Time to plan for next year. In the meantime, there’s no reason to limit the time you spend with your camera right now. In fact, these days could be the perfect opportunity to invest some quality […]

Make art and income in your backyard

By ccuddihy | April 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last week, we talked about some fun ideas for photographing tabletop stock photos in your own home. If you missed it, you can catch up here. Macro photography is another great “at home” photo project that works really well for stock. Macro is all about getting really close to your subject and focusing on small […]

Simple stock photos to take at home!

By ccuddihy | April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you find yourself feeling a little cooped up while spending time at home, here’s an easy way to create some new stock photos to pass the time – and maybe earn a little side-income, too. All you need is a table and a few props and voila — you’ve got a simple photo studio! […]

Stock photos to take at home right now

By ccuddihy | March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Well, everything is weird right now. But — the great news for us is that stock photos are still selling. It’s just that what’s selling is a little different than it was a month ago. For example, travel photos might not sell well over the next few months. Yep, I’ve seen a big dip in […]