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… […]

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 […]

A Fun Photo Project That Led to Sales

By ccuddihy | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stock Photo Time Management
When all you can do is a little …

By Breakfast Stock Club | June 21, 2019 | 1 Comment

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.

Stock Photography Success – Part 1

By Breakfast Stock Club | April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you struggle to find time to get your photos up in stock agencies, consider Sandra Foyt’s experience

Can Stock Photography Pay the Mortgage?

By Breakfast Stock Club | May 17, 2018 | 4 Comments

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.

How to Get Started with External Flash

By Breakfast Stock Club | April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

How to Stay Motivated in Photography

By Breakfast Stock Club | June 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.