Snap & Sell Photo Club Archives

Diversify to keep your portfolio healthy

By ccuddihy | April 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Have you ever taken the time to take a long hard look at your collection of images? Each image that you add to your portfolio – whether it’s for fine art or stock photography – will contribute to your body of work, which will become a representation of your skills and artistic vision. But in […]

An easy trick to frame your shots.

By ccuddihy | April 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

As photographers, we use different composition techniques to draw the eye and lead the viewer towards our main subject or the story we want to tell. One of my favorite composition tricks to use is “framing”. It consists of using different elements of a scene to create a frame within the frame. It’s a simple […]

Tips to avoid stock photo rejections

By ccuddihy | March 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

For beginners to stock photography, one of the most intimidating parts of submitting their photos is fear of rejection. When we’re emotionally attached to our photos, having them get “rejected” sounds terrible. The truth is, rejections are actually one of the best ways to learn. Plus, once you understand the main things to watch out […]

A simple exercise to boost creativity

By ccuddihy | March 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

We photographers are known to have G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). We purchase the latest equipment, thinking it’ll produce better images. Then we slip into our comfort zone and instead of working with our subject, we rely too much on our gear and make excuses when we don’t get the shot. But better gear doesn’t necessarily […]

It’s time to spring clean your photography!

By ccuddihy | March 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Can you feel the days getting longer and the temperatures getting warmer? Spring is coming and with it the necessary “spring cleaning” to get rid of the clutter and distractions that accumulated during the past year. This concept applies not only to our homes,  but to our photography businesses as well. Here are five of […]

Keep it simple

By ccuddihy | March 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

Do you ever feel stuck and unsure of what to photograph for stock? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Running out of ideas or feeling uninspired can also end up leading to procrastination, which is never helpful for moving forward as a stock photographer. What if I told you that the solution is to photograph […]

Breathe new life into older photos

By ccuddihy | February 28, 2021 | 0 Comments
Selling Photos

Picture this: You go on a trip (remember those?) or attend an interesting event, and like most photographers, you get the “one more shot” syndrome and take hundreds of images from different angles. Next thing you know, as you upload all your files on your computer, you realize that you’ve accumulated a massive collection of […]

Calling all procrastinators!

By ccuddihy | February 21, 2021 | 0 Comments
Stock Images

According to our reader survey at the end of last year, many of you mentioned struggling with getting started and needing procrastination remedies for your stock photography. If it’s any relief, know that you are not alone. Our brain is programmed to procrastinate and has an easier time processing the concrete rather than abstract. I […]

Taking a peek at 2021’s favorite colors

By ccuddihy | February 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Last week we talked about some simple ways to keep an eye on stock photography trends. If you missed it, you can catch up here. Another big driver of visual trends is the annual announcement of the “Color of the Year” by the Pantone Color Institute. For 2021, they chose not just one, but TWO […]

Almost as good as a crystal ball…

By ccuddihy | February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

One of the beautiful things about stock photography is that you are free to photograph whatever you want. You could take a photo of your dog or a plate of cookies and offer it for sale. There is no one telling you what to shoot or how your photos should look. However, since clients aren’t […]