Photo Tips

It’s storytime!

By James Good | September 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Photography is made for telling stories. As humans we love a good story. It’s the best way to capture someone’s attention and convey emotion. For this reason some of the best-selling stock photos are also those that tell a compelling story. So how do you make a photo that tells a story? Here are some […]

Expect the unexpected

By James Good | September 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sometimes you know exactly what you want to photograph. You can picture the image in your mind, so you plan it out and make it happen. You get the shot. Awesome! But what if you didn’t put your camera away after getting the photo you were after? What if you just kept on shooting for […]

Don’t be afraid of the dark!

By James Good | August 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

A lot of us photographers feel more than capable of taking good outdoor photos in bright sunlight. However, there are many scenarios when we can also find ourselves working in less-than-ideal lighting situations such as inside churches and temples, during candlelit ceremonies, or even simple portraits in a dark room. This can result in a […]

Best selling photos anyone can take

By James Good | August 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

What’s the secret to creating a successful stock photo? Let’s take a look at some current best-sellers to find out! Here are a few of iStock’s most popular images: Anytime you can capture a genuine interaction between people, you’ll have a winner for stock photography. This is the type of moment that people can relate […]

What buyers are searching for right now

By James Good | August 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Do you need some fresh ideas for your stock photography? Are you wondering what buyers are looking for? Keywords to the rescue! Keywords are the main way buyers find images to purchase on stock sites. So if you know what keywords buyers are searching for, you know what photos are most likely to sell and […]

Deal Breakers for Stock Photography

By James Good | August 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

One thing I love about stock photography is that you can take pictures of just about anything and make sales. However, there are a few deal-breakers when it comes to picking out the best photos to submit. Here are some things you definitely want to avoid in your images: Missed focus. This is super important—your […]

Step up your landscape photography! – Part 2

By James Good | July 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Learning to capture beautiful landscape photos is very rewarding and might take some time to master, especially when shooting for fine art. Last week, I shared with you 5 simple tips to improve your landscape photography. They are basic tips that can often be forgotten so it’s always good to have a reminder. Step up […]

Step up your landscape photography!

By James Good | July 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Landscape photography is one of the most enjoyable and popular genres of photography that many beginners like to start with. It doesn’t require any interaction or permission from strangers and your subject usually remains very steady! A good landscape image usually transports the viewer and gives them a sense of being at the location. These […]

Capture the action!

By James Good | July 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

This month’s latest Snap and Sell Photo Challenge is all about summertime fun. This means capturing all the activities a summer day brings. Photographing action, sports, and moving subjects can be tricky. Here are some tips that will help: Tip #1: Use a fast shutter speed. This is crucial if you want to freeze motion. […]

Which version of Lightroom should you pick?

By James Good | July 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

When it comes to photo editing, there are many software options available, but the most popular one by far is Adobe Lightroom. Initially released in 2007, Adobe has continually updated and expanded its software with new tools and features. But in the past few years, they also created confusion among photographers and beginners by introducing […]