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How To Make Buyers Find Your Stock Photos

You can have the best photos in the world, but if stock photo buyers can’t find them, it won’t matter how good they are. Consider this: The primary way photo buyers find photos is through keywords they type into a search bar on a stock site. So how do stock photos get labeled with these…

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How One Trip Equals Multiple Story Ideas (And Pay-Checks)

One of our favorite family vacations was a multi-generational trip we took to Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa on Oahu’s western shore, along the stunning, picturesque coastline of Ko Olina.  A Hawaiian vacation had always been my 83-year-old mother-in-law’s dream, and so our family of nine worked together to make that dream a reality. As…

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Great Escape Radio Episode 50: One step at a time

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu If you’d like to get started with travel writing, visit: https://greatescapepublishing.com/program/travel-writing/. Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry and Director, Lori Allen introduce Gwyn Goodrow. “Gwyn is a great example of what can happen when you put one right step in…

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Five Common Reasons For Stock Photo Rejections

One thing that every stock photographer has in common is rejections. No matter how good of a photographer you are, sometimes submissions will get kicked back. It just goes with the territory when it comes to stock photography. Although the word ‘rejection’ sounds scary, it’s really no big deal. All it means is that, for…

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Create Professional Videos Without Carrying A Tripod

Over the years, I’ve advised readers to use a tripod in order to differentiate yourselves from the amateur videographer. With a tripod, you’ll create perfectly smooth and stable images.  But carrying a tripod is tiring, and setting it up takes time. Luckily, new technology has almost eliminated the need for messing around with a tripod—at…

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Shutterstock: Now Easier For Beginners!

This week I want to highlight one of my personal favorite stock photo agencies – Shutterstock. This is my highest earning stock photo site and I consistently hear that it does well for other stock photographers, too. Here are a few photos that sold for me just yesterday on Shutterstock: In the past, I’ve shied…

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Great Escape Radio Episode 49: The 6-Figure Travel Writer

“The beauty of being a travel writer is really looking at the world differently and showing other people how to do that.” – Gabi Logan For more about how you can get started with travel writing today, visit: https://greatescapepublishing.com/programs/travel-writing/ Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry talks with special guest, Gabi Logan about her success in…

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Sell Short Video Clips For Free Stays, Cash, And More

I applaud people who make their living shooting stock images. Although I’ve been submitting images to stock for years, it has accounted for only a small portion of my income.  I know that my lack of success in stock photography is my own fault. It takes consistent hard work, discipline, and determination — and up till…

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Great Escape Radio Episode 48: The Unlikely Travel Writer

“I’m always excited by the unlikely, never by ordinary things.” – David Hockney To find out more about how you can get started with travel writing visit: greatescapepublishing.com/programs/travel-writing/. Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry, and Director, Lori Allen, introduce us to travel writer, Kurt Jacobson. “Kurt calls himself the unlikely travel writer,” says Lori. “He…

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Readers’ best-selling stock photos of 2016

Do people make a full-time living with stock photography, anymore? In truth, it’s rare. And it really takes a lot of time. But you CAN still make a fun, passive side-income doing this. And this week, I want to share some Breakfast Stock Club readers’ best-selling stock photos so that we can see, first-hand, what…

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