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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
When it comes to shooting creative stock photos, it’s important to keep them as clean and “distraction-free” as possible
Bonnie’s Top Five things I wish I had known when I was just starting in stock photography:
See some examples of great photo editing in Lightroom in this Breakfast Stock Club video.