Breakfast Stock Club Archives

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 […]

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 […]