Photo Tips

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 […]

Are you too comfortable?

By ccuddihy | August 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Like so many things in life, photography is all about learning, growing, and pushing yourself forward. You’ll know you’re improving when you feel a little out of your comfort zone. Breakfast Stock Club member Kim Nelson loves to photograph wildlife, nature, and fitness-themed images for stock, and she’s done very well with it. But she […]

Tiny prop – big photo sales!

By ccuddihy | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

When you’re thinking up things to photograph for stock, there are really two ways to go about it: 1. Go trendy. Keep track of trends and news items and photograph what’s current and “newsworthy.” For example, right now, anything involving masks, working from home, health, and social distancing is going to be a great topic. […]

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 […]

Try this cool camera trick!

By ccuddihy | February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

For the Breakfast Stock Club Challenge “Let’s Play,” I decided to take my camera out and play with a new technique, called “double exposure.” Here’s the result, which I showed you last week: I wasn’t going to submit this photo to my agencies. I thought it was too “experimental.” But it’s become one of my […]

Why Were These Photos Rejected?

By ccuddihy | December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Your friends and family like your photos. You like your photos. But when you send them to a stock agency, you think: This is it. Someone’s going to tell me once and for all if my photos are good… or bad. But it’s not about good or bad. When it comes to selling photos as […]

A Simple, but Powerful Lightroom Tip for Your Stock Photos

By Breakfast Stock Club | September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week we took a look at this stock photo by my friend Sarah. It’s so simple… and yet, it’s one of her best-sellers. If you want to try some shots like this in your own home, see how she did it, here. This week, we’re going to take a closer look at one of […]

Creating Copy Space

By Breakfast Stock Club | September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

When it comes to stock photography, the simplest photos are usually the most profitable. Photo buyers love it when you leave room for text, company logos, and other graphics to be overlaid on an image. That’s why our Challenge theme this month is ‘copy space.’ It’s this idea of leaving blank space or extra room […]

Simple 2 Second Trick to Improve Your Stock Photography

By Breakfast Stock Club | August 15, 2019 | 2 Comments

Bringing out the magic in photos is Lightroom’s specialty. The new “Texture”tool that enhances the texture in your images in an instant and will help increase their appeal.

Need a creative stock photography distraction?

By Breakfast Stock Club | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

When it comes to shooting creative stock photos, it’s important to keep them as clean and “distraction-free” as possible