Breakfast Stock Club Archives

And now… something totally different!

By ccuddihy | August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

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. […]

A different approach to stock photography

By ccuddihy | July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

For stock photography, the rule of thumb is that if there are people in the shot, you need a model release. But what if you don’t have a release and for whatever reason it’s not practical to get one? Although model (and property) releases are always required for commercial stock photography, there is another option… […]

A little gear goes a long way

By ccuddihy | July 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the beauties of stock photography is that you don’t need a bunch of special equipment to get started. Any camera that you have will be just fine, even if it’s just a cell phone! That said, as you begin to take more photos, there are a few pieces of gear that can make […]

The photo technique that changes everything.

By ccuddihy | July 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

How are you doing these days? No matter how you look at it, the world is pretty weird right now. We’re all kind of “stuck” in one way or another. But I hope you’re not letting it hold you back. One of the most powerful techniques in photography is finding a unique or unexpected point […]

Got stock photo questions?

By ccuddihy | July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

When you’re just getting started with stock photography, you’ll inevitably run up against a ton of questions. That’s totally normal, of course! Every week here at Breakfast Stock Club, we try to deliver friendly, simple tips to get you going in the right direction… and since we’ve been at it for nearly 10 years, we’ve […]

Next time you go somewhere pretty, try this!

By ccuddihy | July 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Anything you can do to help your stock photos stand out to a buyer is a good thing. Photographing panoramas is a great way to do this! By panorama I mean taking multiple photos and stitching them together to create a long, skinny image. It’s actually pretty simple to do using editing software like Adobe […]

Five ways to make your photos sell

By ccuddihy | June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Stock photography is about so much more than simply taking photos. It’s really an endeavor that combines the craft of photography with the savviness of marketing and the art of design. To thrive as a stock photographer, you certainly need to hone your photographic skills. But you also need to think like both a graphic […]

No model release? Try this…

By ccuddihy | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s time to revisit one of the most common stock photography questions I get asked… “Do I need a model release to submit photos of people for stock?” The short answer is: yes. But there is ONE big exception. Many agencies such as Alamy, iStock, and Shutterstock do accept certain “non-released” images for their editorial […]

A tale of two best-sellers

By ccuddihy | June 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Here at Breakfast Stock Club, we’re pretty lucky to be friends with some of the best stock photographers in the world. Which gives us an amazing opportunity to learn new skills and glean ideas from their experience. Today, I’ve asked long-time stock photographer Shelly Perry to share her best-selling shot and tell us the story […]

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 […]