As you may have guessed, I’m wrapping up our Holland Photography Expedition with professional photographer Efrain Padro — which was a BLAST — and now I’m on my way to Paris for our Stock Photo Expedition with Lise Gagne and Shelly Perry. In the last issue, I told you about my shoot list. I wanted to make sure to take photos of iconic things that say “Holland” while here. Iconic sells. I haven’t tried submitting any of them to stock, yet, but I have a good store of Dutch dark chocolate in my suitcase, too, and I plan to break that out tonight and submit a few. Here are a few samples of what I got… From the Keukenhof Gardens: I tried to do another “isolated on white” tulip shot: A few other iconic shots: Bikes are all over the place, so I wanted to incorporate one into this twilight shot to make it more iconic. And then this one’s a little different… It was overcast when we went to see the centuries-old windmills at Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I was really looking forward to shooting this, so I decided to try to do what I did with the tulips, above, and use the white sky to create an “isolated on white” look. I don’t know if stock sites will want this, so I’ll give it a try and let you know in the next issue. P.S. I’m hearing from a lot of people who are having stock photo breakthroughs (see below)… getting their first images accepted and sold! I know it’s a thrill for you, but it’s a thrill for me to hear about, it, too! [Editor’s Note: Learn more about how you can turn your pictures into cash in our free online newsletter The Right Way to Travel. Sign up here today and we’ll send you a new report, Selling Photos for Cash: A Quick-Start Guide, completely FREE.] Your Weekly Breakfast Dish The latest from your Breakfast StockClub Facebook Page From Julie Smith L’Heureux: I finally sat down and submitted 4 images to Bigstock. All were accepted. Two from monthly challenge and one from Phoenix – architecture shot. Now to keep uploading. From Janice Sakata-Schultze: Wow… just went on to Dreamstime and saw that I had my first download! Hey, it’s a start… 🙂 From Tere Payne: Just had my 1st accepted image (Dreamstime). Happy, happy! From Deborah Kolb: I am selling a number of Bridal Shotz and with June weddings, it makes sense. Now I am seeing Christmas sales! From Chari Williams Paulson: The photo I submitted for the Challenge was just accepted along with two others!!! Can we say EXCITED!!!