If you love an image (whether it's yours or someone else's) and want to make sure others get a chance to see it, you can “feature” it by choosing the “Spotlight” button.
When an image is Spotlighted, it receives enhanced visibility in premium spots throughout the site. Spotlighted images are rotated through these higher-visibility positions to ensure the best opportunity for the images to be seen by JPG users.
If you see a great photo that would make a perfect entry for one of our Shoot Out photo contests but it was uploaded by another user, now you can enter that photo in the contest and, if it wins, you get to share in the contest winnings.
Like a photo editor, if you've got an eye for great work, find it and submit it to a contest. If it wins, since you staked the entry fee, you'll take home part of the prize (the rest, of course, goes to the member who shot the image).
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The book I'm reading is "The Photographer's Handbook; Third Edition," by John Hedgecoe. It was the first photography book I ever bought. Its a little old, but super helpful. Its a true source of useful information and includes a wide variety of subjects such as different cameras, lenses, equipment, black and white film, black and white processing, black and white printing, color film, color processing, color printing, working with light, using lenses, working with black and white, working with color, controlling movement, composition, photographing people, studio techniques, special darkroom techniques, special projects, storage and display, fault analysis and working in photography. Each subject is taken into detail with great directions and tips. The book is filled with over one thousand illustrations that are not only supportive, but inspirational.
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