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Every day is a good day for stock photography

By James Good | June 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Have you ever felt stuck and uninspired when it comes to stock photography? I know I have. Sometimes I just don’t know what to photograph. But in reality, opportunities are everywhere and inspiration can be found in our daily routines. We often think that the best photos are taken in exotic places and everyday life […]

Your photoshoot checklist

By James Good | June 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

You never know when a great photo opportunity will come along. That’s why it’s always a good idea to have a camera bag ready to roll with all the essentials. Here’s a handy checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything important! -Spare camera batteries. There is nothing worse than lining up the perfect shot, […]

Who’s looking at who?

By James Good | May 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Have you ever noticed that, when looking at photos with people or animals in the frame, our eyes tend to follow the direction in which the subject is looking? It’s something we do unconsciously. For this reason, it’s very important to know how to place your subjects within the frame to guide your viewer, show […]

What’s the weather?

By James Good | May 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

We can plan for a lot of things as photographers, but one wildcard is always the weather. Luckily, great photos can be made in any condition. No matter what Mother Nature has in store, there is always a way to use it to your advantage. Here are some ideas for what to photograph, rain or […]

5 steps to make your photos pop in Lightroom

By James Good | May 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Post-processing has become an essential part of the photography process. No matter how well you capture a photo straight from the camera, it will always benefit from some sort of editing to reach its maximum potential. Let’s look at one of my images from Thailand. We can all agree that the original photo doesn’t really […]

A recipe for better portraits

By James Good | May 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Candid photos are one of the best forms of storytelling. They focus on spontaneity and capturing real moments. In the past years, “candid moments” in photography have become increasingly popular and stock photography websites have shifted towards more natural looking portraits and candid shots rather than staged and fake-looking images. The trend is leaning towards […]

Your secret weapon

By James Good | May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Did you know that there is a way to guarantee that every picture you take is perfectly exposed? A lot of photographers snap a photo, check it out on the back of their camera, and move on if it looks good. However, you can’t always trust what you see on the screen and it’s definitely […]

Has your camera been hibernating?

By James Good | April 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Happy Spring! Every season brings new opportunities to dig out your camera and create some fresh stock photos. Here are some ideas to help you capture the essence of spring. Flowers. Of course, nothing says springtime like fresh flowers. You could head out for a walk, looking for blooms or buy yourself a bouquet and […]

Diversify to keep your portfolio healthy

By James Good | 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 James Good | 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 […]