Breakfast Stock Club Archives

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 […]

Stuck inside? Here’s a fun thing to do…

By ccuddihy | March 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

I hope you’re doing alright and staying healthy in this strange time. If you’re cooped up inside and your travel plans are on hold for the time being (mine are – I was planning to go to Italy!) here’s something fun that could bring in a little income… Our friends at International Living magazine reached […]

He tripled his stock income in four months!

By ccuddihy | March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Supercharge Your Stock Portfolio By Jeff Kontur, Stock Photographer In September I took a good close look at my stock portfolio. After nearly five years doing stock photos and videos, it was the first time I had ever done that. Between photos and videos, I had a total of 895 assets listed for sale. Normally […]

Stock paid for her trip to Israel

By ccuddihy | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

My goal for 2020 is to build up my stock portfolio with Alamy. And I think you should, too. Alamy is a different kind of stock agency. You can read more about how it works here. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, with only a very small portfolio, I sold an image there for […]

My biggest stock photo sale

By ccuddihy | February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Woah! I sold a photo on Alamy for $700 last month. My cut: $280. That’s a lot more than the usual $.36-$2.50 from other agencies! It’s a super simple shot, too. Here’s what sold: As an Alamy contributor since last year, I’ve only made three sales there – for $700, $56, and $67. But, with […]