Breakfast Stock Club Archives

One of the biggest trends to photograph in 2020

By ccuddihy | February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

“True Blue” is the subject of this month’s BSC Challenge… which is convenient, because blue also happens to be the Pantone Color of the year. … though they call it “Classic Blue.” Since this hue will likely dominate the worlds of fashion, design, and advertising in the year ahead, now is the perfect time to […]

Try this cool camera trick!

By ccuddihy | February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

For the Breakfast Stock Club Challenge “Let’s Play,” I decided to take my camera out and play with a new technique, called “double exposure.” Here’s the result, which I showed you last week: I wasn’t going to submit this photo to my agencies. I thought it was too “experimental.” But it’s become one of my […]

A $400 Stock Photo Experiment

By ccuddihy | January 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

“We found a stock photo of yours…” The note came out of nowhere. There I was, seeking jaguars deep in the jungles of Brazil, when the University of Vienna emailed with a special request… They had found this stock photo I took five years ago: … and wanted me to recreate the “green branches” effect […]

A Fun Photo Project That Led to Sales

By ccuddihy | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

With stock, as with most things in life, the tricky part is getting started. But if you can get past submitting your first ten photos to a stock agency or two, it gets easier. And before you know it, you’ll start gaining momentum. And that’s when stock photography gets fun. Like really fun. As Breakfast […]

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 […]