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Tools for studio-quality shots from home

By ccuddihy | September 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

How lucky we are as photographers to be able to create professional looking photos, right in our own living room or kitchen! Today is the last part of a 3-part series from BSC reader and stock photographer, Kim Nelson, on taking tabletop stock photos in your home. (If you missed the last two, you can […]

Crafting with light

By ccuddihy | September 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last week, stock photographer and BSC member Kim Nelson shared some “behind the scenes” shots from a couple of her at-home tabletop shoots. If you missed it, catch up here.  This type of photography is so fun and simple, because you set everything up yourself. You pick the subject, the background, and the light. If […]

Behind the scenes of a stock photo shoot

By ccuddihy | September 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the best ways to grow your photography skills is to shoot something new and completely out of your comfort zone. If you do this, there will be a learning curve and it might get a little messy. However, as you push through, you’ll not only come away a better photographer, you’ll also have […]

Weird year… but THIS is selling like crazy as stock!

By ccuddihy | September 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Imagine the past few months without the technology that makes it possible to connect with friends and family from a distance. From Zoom happy hours to virtual baby showers, we’re figuring it out and making it work. And technology is what makes it all possible. Including technology – and specifically people using it to stay […]

Make your life easier!

By ccuddihy | August 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Since stock photography is something that most people do in their spare time, anything that streamlines the process is a win. That’s why several stock photo agencies offer contributor apps designed to save you time and make it easy to upload shots right from your phone. Why use an app? Most of them will let […]

How to get the one thing I can’t give you…

By ccuddihy | August 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

When it comes to selling your photos online, there’s one thing I wish I could give you above all else… It’s the thing that moves you forward when you doubt your abilities. It’s what carries you through when you run into roadblocks. It’s the reason why some people make a lot of money with so-so […]

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 […]

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 […]