Imagemaking With Attitude

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I first heard about JPG from our Metroblogging overlords and now it seems to be popping up everywhere, growing in popularity with its reader-generated content.

JPG was created by the husband and wife team of Derek Powazek and Heather Powazek Champ in 2004 with a simple goal: to honor the fantastic work coming from nonprofessional photographers all over the world.

JPG Magazine is for people who love imagemaking without attitude. It’s about the kind of photography you get when you love the moment more than the camera. It’s for photographers who, like us, have found themselves online, sharing their work, and would like to see that work in print [JPG/About]

Basically, you take our digital pics, upload/submit to JPG, you get votes and reviews and BAM! You could end up with your photos in print, in JPG Magazine [HowTo].

JPG Magazine

Recently, local web2.0 guru and photographer Kris Krug had a couple images submitted to JPG.

A few weeks ago I blogged about submitting a few of my photos to JPG photography magazine for inclusion in their upcoming issue. Well, submission are now closed and 3 of my pics are being considered for publication [KrisKrug]

In November, Metroblogging sponsored a theme called “Hometown”. It was a shout out to amateur photographers around the world to capture images of their hometown and these were all included in Issue 7.

“Home is not just about where you’re from – it’s also about where you’ve chosen to be. What does your hometown look like, and how does it feel?” [HometownTheme]

It’s pretty exciting to think professionals and schmoes alike can get works published, although I suppose we all have the ability to put anything online, really, but this seems different. It’s nice to have another medium with which we can express ourselves and get a little notoriety in the process. The magazine is pretty impressive, they have previous issues available online and you can subscribe to get all the goods, and gain your posting/uploading ability. Also, keep an eye on the Themes in case something really peaks your interest or is right up your digital photography alley.

Hopefully we can look for some of Kris’ images in Issue 8 and in the meantime, he’s got another on the ballot for Issue 9. You can vote for Kris’ images until January 31st, 2007 and submit your own works for that same issue, for the next 28 days.

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