Submission Strategies

Telling stories with editorial photography

By ccuddihy | 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 ccuddihy | 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 ccuddihy | 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 ccuddihy | 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 ccuddihy | 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 ccuddihy | 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]