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).
Sign up for JPG+ to start using collections now!
Photo license: © All rights reserved
At first, I thought I would give this name challenge a miss. I simply could not think of any where - nor any way - to find an image with my name.
Then I saw the submission from Jeff Boucher who shot his name on the cover of a book that he had authored.
And I saw the submission of Tatiana Watsonwho is named after a brand of cigars... oops! I mean, who has a brand of cigars named after her.
And, oh yes, Hector Ortiz who showed how much effort one might put in to create something.
They got me thinking. Hmmmm....
Okay, I thought. I would "break the rules" and shoot my last name instead of my first. There is one Seah Street in Singapore, next to the famed Raffles Hotel. I could tell a story about it not being my grandfather's road.
Then... Bingo! I had a better, more convenient Idea that does not even need me to go anywhere. I would Google myself.
You see, I am quite a "net citizen". I own five websites and a blog. I am also quite a vocal person, writing often enough to the Forum pages of the local newspapers. Those go on the net too.
I had done this before. A few times I Googled my name just to see what happens and found, not just my own articles, but interesting things written about me - like the one that calls me Cowboy Celeb. There were times, too, I found nasty things written about me. Oh well.
And so I Googled myself again tonight to see what surprises were in store.
LOL! Two or my recent JPG submissions are right there, among the first "1-10 of about 41,200" results found.
Now how does JPG get itself so high up the Google search rankings?
And if I may say so myself, this submission is pretty cool, isn't it?
Also by Richard Seah
Please Login or Sign Up
Login or Sign Up
Need contest credits? Get 'em here!
Payments are processed by PayPal and you will be automatically forwarded to PayPal to complete your transaction. It may take a few minutes after you complete your transaction for you contest credits to update. We will send an email to your registered email address once we have received a successful transaction from PayPal and updated you credits.
Select a Shoot Out contest credit package below.