Breakfast Stock Club Archives

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 […]

How to Keep Organized With Stock

By ccuddihy | November 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the questions that regularly comes up about stock photography is how to stay organized. As in how to keep track of which photos get accepted or rejected to which sites, and so on. The honest answer is—it depends! Every photographer has a different system that works for them. So, I asked five stock […]

Behind the Photo

By ccuddihy | October 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Stock Photographer, Marilyn Nieves There are a few different ways I go about identifying models I’d like to photograph for stock photography. It may come as a surprise to some, but their “look” is not my main focus. The first thing I notice is their energy. A person’s vibe speaks volumes, and when you […]

Stock Success Could Depend on Your Perspective

By ccuddihy | October 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Elizabeth Coughlan I love the Shutterstock app on my phone, especially when my phone pings to notify me of a sale. Recently it said the following, “People love this image! Sold for the 50th time.” It was of the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I was a little mystified as to why it […]

Five stock photos to take this fall

By ccuddihy | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Summer may be over, but every season change brings about new beginnings. New holidays to look forward to. New coffee drinks in the cafés. New sweaters! As I’ve mentioned before, fall is high season for stock photo buyers. The more good photos you can add to your portfolios right now, the more potential you have […]

The story behind the stock photo

By ccuddihy | October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Walk in the Park By Stock Photographer, Danny Warren Sometimes you just get lucky. This is one of those stories. By the time I finished lacing up my shoes and doing the parenting calculus of how many special snacks to bring, my kids were already racing down the trail with their grandparents. I grabbed […]

Breakfast Stock Club Member Spotlight

By ccuddihy | September 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the things that can really hold you back when it comes to stock photography is the belief that your images need to be better before you start. Or that you need a better camera. Or that you need more time. And the list goes on… It’s easy to fall into the trap of […]