11Jan

Stock Image Trends For 2019

It’s January 2019 and the start of a whole new year in photography. For me January is always my time for researching and buying in props and making painted backgrounds to use later in the year. The planning now really pays off later in the year when I start to […]

10Jan

It’s Still Xmas If You are a Stock Image Photographer!

Happy New Year! It’s January 2019 and the start of a whole new year of pictures. I know you have packed your Christmas Decorations away and probably feel sick at the thought of another mince pie But! If you are a stock image photographer you still have to be in […]

26Jan

Stock Image Trends 2018

I have been a bit quiet on here of late. Apologies but it’s January and everyone in my house has been poorly. It’s been a time for resting a little and I have taken some time to sit and research the up and coming image trends for this year. I […]

I have been busy over the last couple of weeks creating a variety of photographs of coffee. My previous shots of an Irish Coffee have sold so well as stock images I thought I would try and improve on them. I actually managed to pour the cream first time without […]


It’s Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentines Day after the Christian Martyr ‘Valentinus’. February 14th only became associated with declaring ones love during the 18th Century. The practice of exchanging cards and confectionery became a familiar expression of love that has continued through to today. It’s estimated that just […]

09Dec

Submitting To Stock Libraries – An Update

Back in August 2016 I posted a blog review about my experiences of submitting photography to Stock Libraries as a way to create a secondary income. It’s been a few months since I first dipped my toe in the water, in fact it’s been about 9 months. You may remember […]

There is an increasing trend for food photography images that use very dark props and backgrounds rather than bouncing a lot of white light around. White boards and reflectors create a very fresh look that makes the most of the available daylight whilst for darker images you need to use […]

So you want to dip a toe in the Stock Photography Market? I’ve spent the last three months exploring the ins and outs of becoming a contributor. INTRODUCTION Back in the 1990’s the image giants ruled Stock Photography, and most professional photographers saw some value in contributing imagery because if […]