2 years later...
Exactly two years from the day I joined here I've hit a milestone... my 5th time cashing out!
When I joined, I was nervous. I took it slow and tried to pick the best of my images only to submit. I was nervous, but it did lead to a high acceptance ratio! It's a good idea for photographers/artists new to DreamsTime to upload a few images at a time to begin with until you learn the basics... such as checking for noise and double checking for logos.
The last sell was as exciting as my first! While so far this has been more of a hobby (note, only 81 images uploaded!), I find myself shooting more and more for stock photography.
I learned not to be shy asking friends or family if I could use them (or their kids) as models! A lot of the images in my portfolio are ones I was taking anyways, of family and for my portfolio. I love doing portrait photography, and I have found that relationships and emotion are great sellers, especially when they tell a story!
I've had a great start on Dreamstime, and look forward to many more years of uploads and sells!
My 254th image sold today!