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We have big plans
Our aim with the Pocketstock Academy is to grow it into the largest visual resource of both inspirational and educational video content related to stock content production. At present we are producing videos on "how to" make more money with your images, soon will follow "how to" videos on producing footage too.
The best free "go to" resource
We want the Academy to be your go-to resource for creative ideas, tips and "how to" shoot guides. If you produce or plan to start producing content for stock, you won't need to go anywhere else for creative guidance and inspiration. The videos are made by people with many years experience of shooting content that sells, so you are in good hands.
Make more money
Fresh "how to" video content will be generated on a weekly basis and will be accessible via our website, the PocketBlog, YouTube, Vimeo and various other social media platforms, including Pinterest. If you want to make more money from your stock content, be guided by those that have been doing it successfully for years.
Their tips will help make you more sales and money, it's as simple as that.
Professional tips and guides
This is the place to be if you want to learn from top professional shooters more about what sells and how to shoot it.
Stock photo credits are dead. At Pocketstock you'll no longer find credits, ours have just expired, for good.
Just Say No
Want to make more money with your stock photos?
Then watch this Pocketstock Academy video on how to avoid the most common submission mistakes.
The Top 10 Most Common Submission Mistakes
How do professionals shoot such beautiful landscapes?
Watch the latest Pocketstock Academy video for their top ten tips.
Top 10 pro landscape shooting tips
See how to connect your shots with image buyers, with our upbeat guide to shooting dynamic technology and communication concepts.
Do you need a creative uplift this summer? Be inspired to shoot colorful, natural and highly saleable images.
Watch our most recent video and find out what it really is. You can also learn how to produce great images that sell through stock, by checking out some of our other videos at pocketstock.com/academy.
What is stock photography?
Every portrait tells a story. What’s yours?
Watch the latest Pocketstock Academy video for top tips on how you too can capture portraits that image buyers are always on the hunt for.
Portraits that sell
One image. 25,000+ sales. To understand why such images make so many sales, watch this new Pocketstock Academy video and get to grips with the simple concepts that sell, time and again.
The Concepts behind images that sell in their thousands
See how, by using color, you can create powerful images that influence image buyers searches and greatly increases your sales potential.
It's Color that sells, use it
Look around you. Watch this video to find out how you can use your local surroundings as the inspiration to create highly commercial images that make money.
Making money with your Neighborhood images
Watch this video for insider tips on exactly what image buyers are looking for from stock travel images.
Making money from your Travel images
Sport is a global passion, watch this video to find out what kind of sports shots image buyers are really looking for and the best way to shoot them, without needing long lenses.
How to shoot Sport with your pocket or camera phone
See why using your friends and family in your shots, is one of the best ways to capture highly commercial, authentic looking lifestyle images. Real images make real money.
Shooting the People you know
See how, by using a few books as your props, you can create creative and conceptual images that convey many popular editorial and advertising themes which always sell well.
Easy does it stock images - Books
See how, you can use a popular theme like recycling in a simple, fresh and effective way, to produce conceptual shots that image buyers are always hungry for.
Easy does it stock images - Eco Concepts
See how, to use everyday objects in imaginative ways, to produce creative and commercial "love" themed images. Everyone can relate to love.
Easy does it stock images - Love Icons
See how, by using everyday objects like stationary as the subject of your shots, you can attract image buyers and increase your image sales quickly.
Easy does it stock images - Everyday objects
At Pocketstock, we want to show you how to shoot creatively and commercially. Watch this video to get a taste of our latest ideas and tips for successful stock shooting.
Easy does it stock images - Shooting simple concepts that sell
We give you the insider tips on how to shoot the most creative and commercial images of famous monuments and towers. The rules are the same, whatever the monuments.
How to shoot Monuments that sell
This is the place to find everything you need to know about all the boring stuff like Model Releases and Tagging.
Learn how to add those vital captions and keywords to your images with our hassle free TagTool and tips.
Keywording made easy
It's so easy to add keywords to your images with our TagTool, you can do it standing on your head.
TagTool – tagging stock images the easy way
Mystified by releases?
Watch this video to find out why you need them, when you need them and how easy it is to include them as part of the shooting process.