As anyone who is involved in stock photography knows by now the Photoshelter Collection doors are closed to stock photography. It was a kick-in-the-stomach kind of shock that has taken me a few days to get over enough to write this post. I was very new to this business and was pleased and excited when I came upon a professional stock agency that would accept the work of an aspiring photographer. Truth be told and to give you an idea of how green I was, until PSC came along I did not even know that stock photography existed. After researching this new found industry I warmed to the concept that CEO Allen Murabuyashi was trying to put across to the industry, which was simple: respect the photographers for the artists they are and compensate them for the work that they put into their art. PSC offered 70% of a sale. Quite a chunk of the profits as compared to other angencies that consistantly offered only 40-65% and micro stock agencies that offered pennies. Photoshelter was a great experience and through the PSC forums I have met some great people who I have learned from and laughed with and I am proud to have been a part of it. Movin on!