Bonnie is the Creative Director for Great Escape Publishing, a regular contributor to The Right Way to Travel, and creator of the Breakfast Stock Club, which helps folks to get up-and-running selling their photos in online stock photo agencies. She got her first travel articles and photos published after attending the Ultimate Travel Writer's Workshop six summers ago in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. Before joining Great Escape Publishing, she taught English in the South of France and vagabonded through South America and South East Asia, dutifully testing all of the local foods and massage techniques.
Favorite travel tip:
Don't book a hotel room when you can rent an apartment! It tends to be cheaper, offers more room, and lets you live like a local, with a kitchen and living area. Recently, some friends and I found a cute apartment right in the middle of Paris with a balcony for half the price we would have paid for a hotel room in the city. I like to use Airbnb.com or Vrbo.com to book.
When you start thinking about selling your photos, there will inevitably be someone who comes along and tries to shoot down your dreams. Maybe it’s a well-meaning parent or teacher who just wants you to be “successful.” Maybe it’s a friend who’s slightly jealous, because they’ve never tried to go for their own dreams.Or maybe […]
Have you ever taken a lucky shot?One of those photos you didn’t expect. Maybe you didn’t even know you took it until you downloaded your shots to your computer and there it was, in all its glory. And you thought, “Wow! How did I do that? If only I could do that all the time […]
Whatever it is you like to do in and around your home and hometown, you can likely take and sell photos of it as stock. You don’t need experience or a portfolio to start. All you need is some good photos of subjects that sell. Stock agencies are constantly in need of city, town, and […]
First impressions matter. And recent studies prove it takes just a split second to form one. What’s crazy is that when it comes to sensing levels of confidence, leadership, charisma, friendliness, and more… our split-second impressions are eerily accurate. But here’s the great part: In photos, we can project the things we’d like people to […]
Selling photos as stock is fun, because you don’t have to do any selling or marketing. You upload your photos to agencies. They sell them for you. Then they cut you a check. I love it, because it allows me to go do other things while my photos are selling. Bonnie, here, again, coming to […]
Folks often ask me about the stock agency Alamy. Alamy is different from most of the agencies we talk about here in the Breakfast Stock Club. Alamy – What is It? As an online stock agency, Alamy can be harder to get into, but once you’re in, they take almost any images that are technically […]
What is Stock Photography? Stock photography (sometimes called “microstock”) is one of the quickest ways to get into selling your photos. It requires no previous experience, and the best part is you don’t have to do any of the actual selling. You upload your photos to agency websites, and they sell them for you, giving […]