Stock Photography

August 14, 2019
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Stock Photos for Fantasy Book Covers

This week, I point out a few good galleries of stock photos for fantasy book covers. Some of these photos may require a bit of Photoshop […]
August 6, 2019
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What would you like to know about book cover design & illustration?

I’d like to know what you guys want to know! Drop a comment below, or if you’d rather remain anonymous, here’s a Google form that doesn’t […]
July 31, 2019
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Where to Find Stock Photos for Book Covers in 2019

Here's my spreadsheet of vendors of stock photos for book covers, along with notes on costs, genres, and licenses. You're welcome.

July 11, 2019

Stock Photo Horror Story: Why You Should Always Check for Property Releases

A national magazine buys a stock photo for their cover and discovers that it infringes copyright after publication.

July 3, 2019
5 reasons not to use free stock photos on your book cover.

5 Reasons Not to Use Free Stock Photos on Your Book Cover

Stock photos are ridiculously expensive if you don't buy a large credit pack or a subscription. And there's so many free photos and photos listed under a Creative Commons license on sites like Pixabay, Pexels, Unsplash, and Flickr. Why not save money and use a free stock photo on the cover of your book? STOP RIGHT THERE! Here are 5 things you must know before you click that download button.

June 17, 2019
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Links: Interview with Me at Productivity Alchemy and Stock Photo Model Posing Ideas from Norman Rockwell

Productivity Alchemy Earlier this spring Kevin Sonney of the Productivity Alchemy podcast recorded an interview with me that was released in March, while he and his […]