Well, after the current uproar in the stock community with the demise of the Photoshelter Collection, I have done what I perhaps should have done in the first place and renewed my focus on Alamy. Since the Photoshelter closure last week, I’ve submitted two batches of photos to Alamy and they have both been approved. So I’ve just completed keywording all 29 images bringing my total to a few above 80 on sale. By no means a large collection, but I believe I’m at least on track to get to 150 by the end of the month.
I’ll post a few of my current favorites in my collection in no particular order.
The following photo was taken while in Alaska. We took a raft trip down the Chilkat Bald Eagle preserve outside of Haines. I clearly remember trying to catch these speedy birds as they flew past.
This next photo was taken on the same trip. This gives some perspective to the scenery. Nothing makes a person feel so small as to spend some time in the Alaskan wilderness.
The views were absolutely breathtaking as we were on the Chilkat river surrounded by the Chilkat Mountains on both sides.
For those questioning, the above photos were all taken with a Nikon D50 with a Nikon 70-300mm VR lens.
The most amazing thing I found on the Photoshelter Collection during my brief time there was the friendly user forums. With the demise of PSC, the forums were discontinued. Thankfully, Digital Darrell has taken it upon himself to create the Stock Imaging Forum. He’s opened it up to the public and would love for any stock photographers or those interested in the industry to jump over there and check it out. It’s still new, but growing rapidly!