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… […]
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 […]
With stock, as with most things in life, the tricky part is getting started. But if you can get past submitting your first ten photos to a stock agency or two, it gets easier. And before you know it, you’ll start gaining momentum. And that’s when stock photography gets fun. Like really fun. As Breakfast […]
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 […]
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 […]
Breakfast Stock Club member John Cumbow is a great example of consistency. John loves to take photos during his travels, and over time, he’s turned his love of travel into a stock photo portfolio with hundreds of images that bring in consistent sales.
If you struggle to find time to get your photos up in stock agencies, consider Sandra Foyt’s experience
Steve Collender reached his goal of 10,000 stock photography sales on Shutterstock. At the end of his second year submitting photos to stock agencies, the sales are paying his mortgage, and then some. Find out how Steve got started in stock and how keeping at it pays off.
The best thing about using an off-camera flash is you have full control over the outcome. How hard is it, truly, to learn how to use off-camera flash? If you follow a couple of super-simple rules, off-camera flash becomes easy.
Professional photographer, Andrea Gingrich loves her job. Find out how she stays motivated during times of burn-out and what you can do to get started in sell stock photography.