Photoshelter Collection closes its doors
Images approved, but like Photoshelter, not live.
It makes me realise that photoconnect is still here. Six years on and a fair few photographers have actually sold photographs. Some might even think it a successful investment of their time. Which pleases me.
Because for all the bluster and initiatives like Shoot the Blog and Shoot the Day, not one of the thousands of contributors could have made remotely enough money to repay the time spent shooting and for some loading thousands of photos. Of course the vast majority made nothing.
Photoshelter, as exemplified by Shoot the Blog, was an agency run by luvvies who knew how to use technology and create a buzz, but not what to sell. Or how. If only Alamy could move their technology at one tenth the speed of Photoshelter, they might be dangerous.