The JPG Blog

Hello, World!

Posted by Derek Powazek on 17 September 2006.

Exactly two years ago today, JPG Magazine began with a simple mission.

JPG Magazine is for photographers like us who fall somewhere in between the strict definitions of "amateur" and "professional." People who, enabled by new technology that makes imagemaking and self-publishing easier than ever, have fallen in love with photography and sought out others with the same passion.

Today, the humble project that began with a Gmail account and a dream is growing up. Welcome to the new JPG Magazine. In many ways, this is the project we always wanted.

There's a lot that's new, including memberships, more themes, and voting! And there's even more new with the magazine, including a larger format, more pages, more frequent publishing, and a much lower price tag! And did we mention that, if you're chosen for publication, you'll get $100 and a free subscription?

And this is just the beginning. We've got big plans. Very soon we'll be making subscriptions available for the first time, ever. If you're interested in subscribing (and we hope you are) be sure to sign up and we'll let you know when they're available.

Today also marks the opening of submissions for Issue 7! Unlike past issues, this one's got three themes: Big, Self-portraiture, and Hometown. As usual you can submit one photo to each, but now there's three, so that's 300% more chances to get published!

Issue 7 also features our first sponsored theme. Big ups to Metroblogging for sponsoring the Hometown theme. For more information on sponsored themes, check out our advertising page. Full-page slots in Issue 7 are still available!

But enough talk. C'mon in. Check out some photos. Vote in the themes. Meet the new neighbors. And, of course, we hope you sign up and join in the fun!

And be sure to let us know what you think.

It's been a helluva two years. Here's to many more!

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