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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 […]

A simple exercise to boost creativity

By James Good | 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 […]

Calling all procrastinators!

By James Good | February 21, 2021 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

Almost as good as a crystal ball…

By James Good | 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 […]

The story of a fine art photo

By James Good | January 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

I love the element of surprise and taking photos I wasn’t expecting, but as a photographer, I also have to be ready and plan what I want to capture. There is great satisfaction in seeing everything fall into place and creating the photo you have envisioned. This is the story of one of my favorite […]

Space to dream in 2021

By James Good | December 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Merry Christmas! I hope you’ve found a way to be safe, warm, and filled with joy this holiday season as we all “hang in there” for a few more months. Personally, I’m sipping eggnog and taking this quiet time to prepare for our new family member. Lots of painting and assembling going on over here.  […]

The perfect complement to stock photography

By James Good | December 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last week I introduced you to Daniel, a fellow photographer taking the helm at Snap & Sell Photo Club in the year ahead. If you missed it, check out our interview here. This week I asked Daniel to talk a bit about selling your photos online as fine art. Fine art is different from stock […]

Meet your new S&SPC host!

By James Good | December 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

As I mentioned last week, I’m stepping out of my role here at S&SPC for a year to welcome a new baby and learn how to be a mom. In the meantime, you’re going to get a whole new photographer to lead you through the world of taking and selling photos online… Daniel Nahabedian. Daniel’s […]

Big changes to Snap & Sell Photo Club…

By James Good | November 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

I hope you don’t mind if I get a little personal, today. Snap & Sell Photo Club is going to see some (really great) changes in the coming year, which I’ll tell you about in a sec… But first, some personal news. It’s been an action-packed year for me, despite the lockdowns and isolation. For […]

This could be a game changer

By James Good | October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Have you heard the news? Google recently made it MUCH easier for people to find and purchase stock photos! Now, when you run a search on Google Images, a small badge will appear in the lower left corner of every photo that is available to license. I tried it out by searching for some images […]