This simple image of a baby’s hand being held by her father marks a new chapter in my stock photography. I have been accepted as a contributing artist for Getty Images and this is the first image in my new Getty portfolio.

The process of adding images to Getty is a bit different than adding to iStockphoto. The main difference is the time for acceptance. On iStock I can have an image added to my portfolio in around one day, while on Getty it takes nearly two months. Good things can come to those that wait though, since the average income per image sold is considerably higher on Getty.

In the coming months and years, I will be deciding which images to add to Getty and which to add to iStock. I look forward to growing the new portfolio and comparing its performance with my ever growing iStock collection.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 100