Submission Strategies

Cull and rate your photos like a pro in Lightroom

By James Good | August 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

We take thousands of images nowadays with our digital cameras and, regardless of your skill level, not every photo taken will be a keeper. Your portfolio will inevitably need to be narrowed down to only your best and strongest images. However, culling a massive amount of photos can seem like an overwhelming task, which is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Telling stories with editorial photography

By James Good | June 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

There are many genres of photography out there, but one of my favorites that combines creative freedom and storytelling is editorial photography. It allows me to satisfy my curiosity and find stories all around me. And unlike commercial photography, I am not restrained by brand image or model and property releases. However, a lot of […]

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 […]

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 […]