Bonnie knew she never wanted a conventional desk job but she didn’t know exactly what else was out there to do that didn’t involve eight hours in a chair staring at boring spreadsheets. Until, that is, she signed up to attend one of our live events in San Francisco.
Today, in addition to her full-time job here at Great Escape Publishing, she makes over $10,000 a year from her photos. All in her spare time.
Bonnie has a knack for breaking things down into simple language. She loves teaching and if you're with her on a photo expedition trip, she'll make sure you leave with your own saleable photos.
What do you hope to accomplish with your photography? Maybe you’d like some extra income… To see your photos printed in a magazine… Or simply to hear someone say, “Wow, you’re really good at this!”I wanted all of those things in the beginning. But after 10 years of building my skills and selling a lot […]
Once you get a few photos up for sale in stock agencies (get your start here), you can boost your income by photographing current trends. Like avocado toast. Which, if you’re not familiar with it, is toast with avocado spread on it. It’s a big trend among millennials. It also happened to be my breakfast this week! […]
Oh no! You have one day to photograph Paris… but it’s cloudy. And you’ve heard that magazines and photo buyers like bright, cheery travel images. All is not lost. The solution to the “cloudy” problem comes down to one skill that will make a huge difference in your photos. When people think about learning how […]
If your friends have ever looked at your photos and said, “you should sell these!” … then I have just the place to start – online stock agencies. I gave you a few of my favorite agencies for beginners yesterday – see those here. Now that you know where to sell… let’s talk about how […]
If you’ve ever thought about selling your photos, but have no idea where to start, try online stock agencies. Some of my favorites are Shutterstock.com, Adobestock.com, and iStock.com (now owned by Getty Images). These sites are excellent for beginners – and anyone with a bunch of photos sitting on their computer – because: • You […]
Distractions turn great photos into snapshots. I’m talking about little distractions in the form of fences, people, trash cans, litter, brightly-colored signs, branches, power lines, and anything else that distracts your viewer’s eye away from your main subject. Often, all it takes is a few seconds to change your angle and get a much better […]
Yesterday we talked about winter and holiday photos on your computer that you can sell as stock right now. But any time the seasons change is a great time to head out and take new photos, too. In fact, fall is the biggest buying season for stock agencies. Which means that if you haven’t started […]
Did you take any photos last winter? Now’s the time to dust them off and sell them. With fall just around the corner, designers and photo buyers are starting to look for winter and holiday images for their upcoming campaigns… Which means that, right now—while it’s still warm and summery out—is the best time to sell […]
If you suddenly had a free day to do whatever you wanted, what would you do? Would you call up some friends and spend a day on the town? Or maybe escape into nature to recharge? Wine tasting? Golf? Fishing? Shopping? Hanging out with family? When you start taking and selling photos, the really cool […]
Color psychologists agree: If you want to make a good impression at a job interview, wear blue, gray, or black. Avoid orange. If you want to make people hungry, use red and yellow. And if you’d like to keep someone calm, surround them with pink. Bonnie here, for Day 7 of our Summer Photo Refresh. […]