Props that pay for themselves


posted on 4th of june, 2010

One of the fun things of stock photography is that you can take photos of, and make money from, things you already own. I find it hard to predict which shots will ultimately make money so I hesitate to actually purchase props for stock, but I love it when I end up earning enough from sales to actually pay for the item I photographed! Here are a few examples - feel free to share your own in the comments (but let keep the objects' value over $5 so we don't have endless shots of paperclips and food that paid for themselves with a single sale!).

Hammer: $40 earnings
Alarm clock: $27 earnings
Swim goggles: $18 earnings
Sunglasses: $19 earnings

Now if I could just get my trip to Hawaii to pay for itself :)

Comments (21)

Posted by Idreamphotos on June 18, 2010
brillent;)


great blog
..what kind of other cool stuff can you buy;)
hmmmmmm
Posted by Idreamphotos on June 18, 2010
brillent;)


great blog
..what kind of other cool stuff can you buy;)
hmmmmmm
Posted by Bradcalkins on June 16, 2010
@Luis: Simple they are - sometimes a buyer just wants a shot of a hammer :)
@Irisangel: Good tip!



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Get ready for the Stampede


posted on 25th of june, 2010

In about two week's time, the Calgary Stampede will kick off with a parade in downtown Calgary, Alberta.

It is known as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, and promises lots of action and family fun. If you have a family, plan to hit the Stampede early on July 11 for free admission for the whole family...



The town literally goes crazy for the 10 days, with free pancake breakfasts all over town each day, and hat and boot clad bar patrons all night. Businesses get decked out in western attire and decorations and pretty much no one expects their employees to get serious work done - not all day long anyways :) Locals either embrace it, or get out of...

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Posted by Scottysally2 on June 28, 2010
Sounds like fun. Hope you take lots of pictures. Enjoy! :)
Posted by Trottola on June 27, 2010
Free pancake breakfast?!? It sound so good!!! And also so funny and full of energy nd life. I'll wait for your shoots ;)
Posted by Keki on June 27, 2010
sounds like such a fun week!! enjoy!!



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