What Makes A Good Stock Photo?

Hiking in the wilderness in Oregon

From your breakfast to your hobbies to your kids or grandkids… just about any subject can sell well in stock agencies. But not every photo of that subject will sell.

Often, the difference between a great stock shot and one that gets rejected is in a few small details.

Let’s take a look at some photos from my recent hiking trip with friends and I’ll show you which ones I’m going to use for stock… which won’t work… and why.

Check out the video here (it’s about 20 minutes long):

Breakfast Stock Club members, remember to check out your “Up and Running with Stock” video series in the Bonus section of your member-only page. It will walk you through choosing your best images for stock and submitting them to my four favorite agencies — now updated to include the iStock/Getty app.

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