Posted by Darlene Bouchard — 28 Sep 2009Looking through all of the amazing images entered in our Breakfast Photo Challenge made us crave another cup of coffee and wish we were a better cook! And while we knew you were creative behind the camera, we had no idea you'd be so creative in the kitchen. Homemade raspberry porridge? Yes please! Fried frogs? Wow. Beans for breakfast? Hadn't considered that before... Hmm...
But not only do your breakfast photographs look delicious, they're beautiful too!
Here are some of our favorite images submitted to
Photo Challenge: Breakfast
Chick by Thelma Blizzard
Café Comercial by David Ramos
The Breakfast of a Teenager by Vanesa Capitaine
Full English Breakfast by Kevin Meredith
Bonjour by Antonio Perrone
Coffee Time by Aviana2
Breakfast by Robert Larson
Wake Up by K.R Pierce
Bon Appetit by i dani
p i l l o r i e d by Jesse Wright
Posted by Darlene Bouchard — 26 Sep 2009Our current Photo Challenge proves that you often don't have to look far for inspiration...we just had to look in our mailbox! We're so glad that Allyson B Campbell suggested looking in your own backyard for photography ideas- your backyards are diverse and full of character!
For Photo Challenge: Your Backyard we want you to take a closer examination of a location you see everyday. Inspiration and beauty are all around you when you look for it!
Everyone has a backyard, and each one is unique. Your backyard might go beyond the horizon, or it might be someplace you escape to in your city. Regardless of how big or small your backyard is, pick up your camera and show it off!
Here are a few great images submitted so far:
The Guardian by Steph Dumont
Sunflower Heaven by Jim Harrison
Tree People by Jason Platt
Woodmans Woman by Jack Storey
Posted by Devin Hayes — 24 Sep 2009
It's my pleasure to announce that Darlene Bouchard, previously rockin' it as JPG's Editorial Intern, is now a member of our full-time staff! Darlene will continue to oversee the editorial direction of jpgmag.com, and will be working with our team on developing the editorial strategy for our forthcoming issues of JPG Magazine. We couldn't be more pleased with the work she's done so far, and we know we'll be amazed as the magazine takes shape!
We would also like to extend a million thanks to our Community Manager, Kit Richert, for everything she's done for us here at JPG over the last six months. Kit has decided to accept a position in academia, and thus has "moved on to greener pastures," as they say. We thought the pastures were green here, though! Suffice to say her energy and humor will be missed, and we wish her well on her new adventure!
In the interim, Darlene will be lending a hand with customer support, so y'all go easy on the bug reporting — we want her to still have time for magazine-making!
(Just kidding about the bug-reporting — we do our best, and we strive to do better! Ah, a web developer's work never ends... but I digress...)
Yay Darlene! — Good luck, Kit! — Go team!
Posted by Darlene Bouchard — 22 Sep 2009Everything from members rockin' out by themselves to the intricate movements of ballerinas were submitted to our Dancing Photo Challenge. Regardless of the style, your images captured the amazing lines and motion that makes dance beautiful.
Here are some of our favorite images submitted to
Photo Challenge: Dancing
Dancer 1 by Steve Reynolds
Negative Space by Frances Berry
Fluid Grace by David L'Hoste
Chasidic Dancing- Views from Jewish Weddings by Bentzion Elisha
Hannah, Bella, Lucy. 2009. by Diane Bartlett
make me free by Laurazalenga
hommage à giulia dans le jour de son début by Elyseo Nagel
Morgana by Tryn
Dance of the Nations by Michael Ball
Dancing Angel by Nina Pak
Posted by Kit Richert — 15 Sep 2009We got loads of strong images submitted to Photo Challenge: From Above, with a great mix of subjects, distances, and angles from high up. There is something so intimate about a person looking up in to your eyes... and something isolating about soaring far above an ant-sized world. This was an awesome challenge guys!
Here are some of our favorite images from above:
Line-up by Alla
Science City by Simon Kossoff
Which One? by Case Woo
Wade for It by Ted Mirsky
Above by Andrew Morrell
Salvatore and His Customized 126 Fiat by Spin360
Mabena by Adam Ottke
Dana by PJ
Destin Beaches by Romona Robbins
Let Yourself Soar by Kristen Angelo
Posted by Kit Richert — 12 Sep 2009This January was not a happy new year for the staff and community of JPG. After 2 amazing years and 19 Issues of JPG Magazine, our doors closed in the down economy. As it turned out, our AMAZING members were not going to shrug and walk away from the community they loved. Not without a fight!
The website 'Save JPG' was created by member Struan Oglanby, and this week that site was taken down... because it was no longer needed! Members flocked to Save JPG to rally and brainstorm new ways that we could fund the business. We were amazed and touched to see the outpouring of support and new ideas.
Then an incredible thing happened... interested buyers and investors started calling. They were each shown the buzzing community of Save JPG, to show just how special our site was to so many. After several months, a deal was made. JPG was saved!!!
It is rare to see a business brought back from the dead. Without Save JPG, who knows if it would have happened. Thank you again to everyone who banded together to show your love for our site! This was a lesson that we can all make a big difference if we just try!
Posted by Kit Richert — 7 Sep 2009Smoothness! There is something calm and relaxing about smooth textures. Gliding your hand over a surface without resistance or friction feels amazing. Looking at your images of smooth surfaces from this photo challenge was equally amazing.
Here are some of our favorite images from this photo challenge:
_O__ by Valentina Fontanella
Unblemished by Yasemin Yenilmez
Ghost Walker by Jessica Wissel
Sand Dunes by Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid
Definitely NOT ADHD by Chuck Koehler
Snail on a Yucca by Jim Jochetz
Touch Me... Taste Me by Lynn H
Coil by Clinton Brentwood Lee
Untitled by Kimberly Halverson
Beluga by Ben Thomas
Posted by Kit Richert — 1 Sep 2009If none of these images made you smile (or cringe), then you need your funny bone checked! We asked for high quality photographs that could be considered... well... cheesy, as in silly, tacky, or cliche.
You brought us a spectrum of cheesy... from the sugary cute, to the funny face, to the trying way-to-hard to be sexy. This was fun! Thanks the laughs!
Check out some of the best and the cheesiest:
Filet by Katie Bushueff
Workin' on Wilder by Nema' Etebar
Savior by Michelle Musikantow
Breakdown by Luke Bhothipiti
Untitled by Jason Vanhorn
Bread Inspector??? by Geoff Stamp
Untitled by Cory Foster
Office Ninja by Emily Ward
Julia by Michel Flores
Brief Encounter by Carey Winfrey
Posted by Kit Richert — 1 Sep 2009The People Powered Movement Photo Contest opens today!
Winning photos will be published in the 2010 March/April issue of Momentum Magazine.
(Photo: Concrete and Cycle, by Pepijn Sauer)
Support the grassroots advocacy of the Alliance for Biking & Walking by submitting to your best photographs of bikers and walkers! Photos submitted will benefit the Alliance's new Biking and Walking Advocacy Photo Library, a valuable resource that will provide free high quality images of biking and walking to nonprofit bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations.
The contest, which runs from September 1st - December 11th 2009, is seeking high quality and creative photos of biking and walking. Individuals can submit up to 20 photos. Public voting on all photos submitted to the contest will take place from November 1st - December 31st, 2009. The finalists (the top 10 photos from each category) will go to a panel of expert judges who will determine the contest winners.
Grand Prize: 10-Day Bike Tour of Tuscany, 1 year's supply of CLIF BARs. and $1k grant for your local biking & walking advocacy organization.To view the contest video, full contest rules, and to enter, visit www.PeoplePoweredMovement.org/PhotoContest
Two runners-up will win a new commuter bike - a Breezer Uptown 8 or a Dahon folding commuter.
First, second, and third place winners in each of the seven categories will receive prizes including Rickshaw bags, Planet Bike gear, and CLIF BARs.
About the Alliance: Alliance for Biking & Walking is the North American coalition of 140 grassroots biking and walking advocacy organizations. The Alliance works to strengthen state and local organizations through grants, training, sharing best practices and resources. The organizations, representing over 100,000 individual members, are transforming communities into great places to bike and walk. For more information about the Alliance, check out www.PeoplePoweredMovement.org.