DOES BLUR HAVE A PRINTED EDITION, OR DOES IT EXIST ONLY AS AN ONLINE PUBLICATION?
BLUR magazine is published in PDF format only and is distributed only on the Internet.
HOW MUCH DOES BLUR MAGAZINE COST?
BLUR magazine is published by a non-profit organization and uses a pay what you want pricing system, with a symbolic $1 minimum price. We respect whatever value you attach to our work, so we leave the final amount up to you. All of the revenue is directed towards publishing BLUR, funding it’s activities and exhibitions, ensuring its quality and, hopefully, keeping it online for many years to come. And we thank you for that.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU SUPPORT?
Currently we use two payment gateways, Gumroad and PayPal. Both also support payment using credit carts, in case you don’t have or want a PayPal account. Together, that includes Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club cards.
I’VE NEVER HEARD OF GUMROAD BEFORE, IS IT SAFE?
We love Gumroad as much as we do PayPal because of their devotion to simplicity and design – something we, as art lovers, truly appreciate. They’re perfectly secure, with PCI Service Provider Level 1 certification. Their transactions are encrypted and by default they don’t store your payment data (you can give them that permission if you choose so, for easier frequent buying).
ISSUES 0-6 ARE AVAILABLE ONLY IN FLASH. CAN YOU CONVERT THEM TO PDF SO THAT I CAN DOWNLOAD THEM ON MY COMPUTER?
Unfortunately, BLUR magazine’s editorial team currently has no time/staff capacity to convert the first 7 issues to PDF format. Therefore, until further notice, these issues will be available only in Flash.
HOW OFTEN IS BLUR MAGAZINE PUBLISHED?
BLUR magazine is published quarterly (4 issues per year), at the beginning of March, June, September, and December.
WHAT SIZE SHOULD THE PHOTOS BE THAT I SUBMIT TO BLUR MAGAZINE?
The size of the photos should be at least 1500 pixels on the longer side (72 dpi-a). The photos should not have any frames or watermarks. The photos should be smaller than 1 MB. Photos that do not comply with the above specifications will not be published, and we will not contact photographers to inform them of photos that do not comply.
WHO IS THE PUBLISHER OF BLUR MAGAZINE?
BLUR magazine is published by Fotografska udruga Creatus (F.U.C.), registered in Zagreb, Croatia, as a nonprofit and nongovernmental civil organization.
WHY DID BULB CHANGE ITS NAME TO BLUR?
BULB magazine changed its editorial structure and its team of contributors in 2009, and certain changes in the magazine’s organizational structure were introduced. As a sign of respect toward the old contributors, we decided to change the name.
WHY DON’T YOU INCLUDE TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT PHOTOS AND WHAT GEAR WAS USED TO TAKE THE PHOTOS?
In these times of photographic hyperproduction, BLUR magazine aims to slow the pace and encourage its readers to reflect more on the images and to experience photography more profoundly. This is why BLUR omits the technical specifics of photographs and focuses instead on creative, impactful photography and its creators.
I’VE CHANGED MY URL, CAN YOU MAKE THE CORRECTION IN THE OLD ISSUE(S)?
The URL can be changed on our website but not in the PDF editions. Otherwise, such changes would ultimately require too much manpower and would result in an ever-growing archive, which we cannot support. Should a mistake be made in a web address in a current edition, the change/correction will be made as soon as possible.
MY PHOTOS WERE PUBLISHED IN OTHER MAGAZINES: WHY WON’T YOU PUBLISH THEM?
BLUR magazine is dedicated to art photography. For that reason, even the photos that are technically perfect do not necessarily fit into BLUR magazine’s identity.
WHY DIDN’T YOU PUBLISH MY PHOTO, AND WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME THAT IT WON’T BE PUBLISHED?
BLUR magazine’s editorial team is not obliged to reply or justify its decision to publish or not publish any photo or project. Likewise, for the photos that the editorial team intends to publish, the photographer will not be notified with a confirmation, except for unique situations when contact is necessary. The reason for such a policy is the lack of time and manpower to process large volumes of e-mail.
IF YOU LIKE MY PHOTO, WHEN CAN I EXPECT IT TO BE PUBLISHED?
Due to translation, proofreading, and editing tasks, the editorial team tries to get as much of the material as possible well in advance. Therefore, there is no fixed time limit within which a certain photo will be published. For example, a particular photo might be a better thematic fit in a future issue.
MY PHOTO HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN A PREVIOUS ISSUE, AND I HAVE SENT YOU MORE PHOTOS, WHICH YOU HAVE NOT PUBLISHED YET. WHY
BLUR magazine attempts to publish the work of all photographers with quality work. If a particular artist really stands out, we try to present them through an interview, project, or in some other way. In any case, we always try to keep a period of time between repeated appearance by the same photographers. Therefore, there is no need to send us new photos for each new issue.
WHEN YOU PUBLISH MY PHOTOS IN BLUR MAGAZINE, WHY DO YOU NEED ONE PHOTOGRAPH IN PRINT RESOLUTION (300 dpi) WHILE ALL THE OTHERS ARE NEEDED IN WEB RESOLUTION?
BLUR magazine often advertises in print magazines in Croatia. Therefore, we ask each artist who has several photos published to include one in print resolution so that we can respond to media requests in a timely manner. Of course, all photographs used in this way are signed, and the photographer’s copyrights are completely protected.