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It's Time to Vote for the March 2014 Photograph of the Month

The photographs this month were nominated, as always, by the Premiere Members, and narrowed down by me. There are also 3 photographs from the Premiere Projects that automatically received a place in the voting this month as well (see the Premiere Projects blog post for more details - also check out the recent changes to the PotM format/timing). Double congrats to jerrywb and jaharris1001 who each have two photographs nominated this month!!

Voting Ends: approximately 9:30pm EST on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 (1:30am GMT on Monday, April 14th).

Sponsor: AKVIS specializes in development of image processing software and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released 18 successful programs.

Prizes: If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a copy of AKVIS OilPaint Deluxe - a $69 value! If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Why not become a Premiere Member today?

Gallery: March 2014 Photograph of the Month Gallery

Voting Thread: CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2014–04–07 18:44
Tags: votingpotmphotograph of the monthmarchakvis2014

Another Contest Corner Challenge - CCC#109 Announced!

After a bit of hiatus, the Contest Corner Challenges are back! Here are all the details (if you have questions or comments, be sure to leave them here in the contest thread).

Start Date: Friday, April 4th, 2014 (photos taken before this date are not eligible).

Entries Due By: Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 (entries are due in by midnight, and voting will begin the next day).

Sponsor: Think Tank Photo: A group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work and developing inventive new carrying solutions that meet their needs. They are dedicated to using only the highest quality materials and design principles, and employing materials that are environmentally benign.

Prize: The winner will receive a Think Tank Photo CityWalker 30 (Blue) camera bag - a $165 value! Lightweight, soft and refined, these messenger bags have a hip-hugging form and room for a tablet or laptop. The fully removable insert enables you to go from a camera to messenger bag.

Description: No, we’re not talking about money here - we’re looking for photos of nature: green plants, grass, vegetables, etc. Get outside, looks for something growing that’s green, take a photo, and send it in. No other restrictions. Go crazy.

READ BEFORE ENTERING: Before entering a photograph, be sure to read the guidelines and submission requirements listed here: Contest Corner Rules & Regulations. Any photographs submitted that do not adhere to these guidelines will be rejected and sent back. Please make sure the photograph is taken during the contest period.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sun, 2014–04–06 16:10

Happy 10th Birthday PhotographyCorner!

Happy Birthday PhotographyCorner

Can you believe, 10 - TEN - years ago today, PhotographyCorner was born. TEN YEARS! That’s ANCIENT in Internet years. That’s older than Twitter… and Facebook! We’ve been around for a while, that’s for sure. 32,000 members, over 3/4 million posts in over 100,000 threads - we’re still going strong!

If you’ve been a part of the community since the beginning, or just joined recently, you’re one of the main reasons PhotographyCorner is still a fantastic online destination for photographers. Pat yourself on the back!

And join me in wishing PhotographyCorner 10th birthday wishes in the comments. Here’s to another 10!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2014–03–26 13:59
Categories: General News
Tags: photographycornerbirthday10

Driftwood Beach by Jim Harris is the February 2014 Photograph of the Month

February 2014 Photograph of the MonthVoting is complete, jaharris1001 wins his fifth PotM contest. Congrats, Jim! Here are all the important links and info about the contest.

Award Thread: February 2014 Photograph of the Month

Final Votes: Final voting results for the February 2014 Photograph of the Month

Critique Thread: Driftwood Beach at Jekyll Island GA

Photo Gallery: February 2014 PotM Photo Gallery

Sponsor: AKVIS specializes in development of image processing software and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released 18 successful programs.

Prizes: Since Jim is a Premiere Member, he will receive Home Deluxe versions of AKVIS Airbrush 2.0 and AKVIS Lightshop 4.0 - a $170 value!


Be sure to drop by the award thread to check out a larger version of the winning photograph and to congratulate Jim on his FIFTH Photograph of the Month win!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2014–03–11 11:44

Cast Your Vote for the February 2014 Photograph of the Month

If you’ve been a member of PhotographyCorner for a while (or have simply been following along here on the blog), you may be aware that we made some changes to the Photograph of the Month contest when 2014 rolled along (read here to see all the changes that were made, and why). Most importantly, instead of voting at the end of the month, we’re now voting at the beginning of the following month. So for the February Photograph of the Month contest, we vote during the first week of March (from a selection of photographs posted in February), and for the March Photograph of the Month contest, we voting during the first week of April from a selection of photographs posted in March, etc.

So here were are, the first week of March, and we’ve begun the voting process for the best photographs posted to the Corner forums and galleries in February. Check out the final, nominated photographs in the February 2014 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery. Once you’ve had a chance to browse through the photos, drop by the voting thread in the Photography Contests Forum and cast your vote for your favorite.

The contest is being sponsored by AKVIS, who specializes in development of image processing software and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released 18 successful programs.

If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive Home Deluxe versions of AKVIS Airbrush 2.0 and AKVIS Lightshop 4.0 - a $170 value! If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing.

Voting ends at approximately 11:30pm EST on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 (4:30am GMT on Sunday, March 9th), so make sure to cast your vote before then! The winner will be announced the following day.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2014–03–03 22:25

"Niagara's Winter Blues" is the January 2014 Photograph of the Month

January 2014 Photograph of the MonthAfter we rearranged how we do the Photograph of the Month contests (check out this thread for more info), we finally had the opportunity to vote on the best photographs from January 2014. The nominated photographs were fantastic as we had almost 2 months worth of photographs to choose from - check out the top photographs from January in the January 2014 PotM Photo Gallery.

After voting was complete (final voting results here), cup4tml can away as the winner with over a quarter of the votes.

The contest was sponsored by our friends at AKVIS. AKVIS specializes in development of image processing software and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released 18 successful programs. Since Doug is a Premiere Member, he will receive Home Deluxe versions of AKVIS Airbrush 2.0 and AKVIS Lightshop 4.0 - a $170 value!

If you haven’t already, be sure to drop by the award thread to check out a larger version of the winning photograph and to congratulate Doug on his FOURTH Photograph of the Month victory!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2014–02–10 14:26

Cast Your Vote for the January 2014 Photograph of the Month

The photographs this month were nominated, as always, by the Premiere Members, and narrowed down by me. There are also 4 photographs from the Premiere Projects that automatically received a place in the voting this month as well (see the Premiere Projects blog post for more details - also check out the recent changes to the PotM format/timing). Double congrats to Bozzzzz and carlogalliani who each have two photos nominated this month!!

Voting Ends: approximately 11:30pm EST on Saturday, February 8th, 2013 (4:30am GMT on Sunday, February 9th).

Sponsor: AKVIS specializes in development of image processing software and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released 18 successful programs.

Prizes: If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive Home Deluxe versions of AKVIS Airbrush 2.0 and AKVIS Lightshop 4.0 - a $170 value! If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Why not become a Premiere Member today?

Gallery: January 2014 Photograph of the Month Gallery

CAST YOUR VOTE HERE.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2014–02–07 15:22

Paula Wins 2nd Contest Corner Challenge in a Row!

CCC#108: End of the Line Winning PhotographAfter the dust had settled and the votes were counted, paula emerged the victor for the 2nd month in a row! With over a quarter of the votes, her photograph “Storm Front” took top honours in Contest Corner Challenge #108: End of the Line, which asked photographers to take a photograph where a line (leading line, converging lines, etc) is one of the main elements in the composition of the photograph.

The contest was sponsored by AMS Software who specializes in developing software for image editing and graphic design, providing solutions for professional photographers, design studios and print shops. They also offer a series of consumer-level programs for digital photo artwork. For winning CCC#108, Paula will receive a copy of Photo Calendar Creator, which is a convenient application for making wall, desk, pocket, planner calendars for any month and year. The software features a large collection of templates, and a rich editing toolkit for creating custom designs. What makes it unique is the special set of photo decoration tools, including original masks and picture frames. Rated among the top three best calendar apps by TopTenReviews, Photo Calendar Creator is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to design and print exclusive calendars in professional quality.

Make sure to drop by the award thread to check out a larger version of the winning photograph, and to congratulate Paula on her 2nd CCC victory in a row!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sun, 2014–01–12 14:57

Vote for the Best Entry into CCC#108: End of the Line

AMS Software Photo Calendar CreatorWhile there is no Photograph of the Year contest this year, one of the few upsides of missing the big contest is that the Contest Corner Challenges will continue through the holiday season. The entry period for Contest Corner Challenge #108: End of the Line came to a close just a few days ago - check out the entries in the CCC#108: End of the Line Photo Gallery.

The contest is being sponsored by AMS Software who specializes in developing software for image editing and graphic design, providing solutions for professional photographers, design studios and print shops. They also offer a series of consumer-level programs for digital photo artwork. The winner will receive a copy of Photo Calendar Creator, which is a convenient application for making wall, desk, pocket, planner calendars for any month and year. The software features a large collection of templates, and a rich editing toolkit for creating custom designs. What makes it unique is the special set of photo decoration tools, including original masks and picture frames. Rated among the top three best calendar apps by TopTenReviews, Photo Calendar Creator is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to design and print exclusive calendars in professional quality.

Browse through the entries in the CCC#108: End of the Line Photo Gallery, then make your way over to the voting thread to cast your vote before 4:00pm EST on Sunday, January 5th, 2014 (9:00pm GMT).

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2013–12–30 20:35

Last Hurrah (Reflection Lake) is the Last PotM of 2013

December 2013 Photograph of the MonthLast Hurrah (Reflection Lake) by Russ marks the final Photograph of the Month of 2013, but amazingly, the first by Russ since he joined the Corner several years ago. It was a tough field this month, however, and it was not an easy win - check out the nominated photographs in the December 2013 PotM Photo Gallery.

Russ managed to pull off his first PotM win, beating out two other photographers by only 1 vote! Check out the final voting results here.

The contest was sponsored by our friends at AKVIS. AKVIS specializes in development of image processing software and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released 18 successful programs. Since Russ is a Premiere Member, he will receive Home Deluxe versions of AKVIS Airbrush 2.0 and AKVIS Lightshop 4.0 - a $170 value!

Be sure to drop by the award thread to see a larger version of the winning photograph, and to congratulate Russ on his victory.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2013–12–09 15:15

Cast Your Vote in the Final PotM of 2013

I can’t believe it’s already December. Where has 2013 gone? It’s time to cast our votes in the final Photograph of the Month contest of 2013.

The photographs this month were nominated, as always, by the Premiere Members, and narrowed down by me. There are also 2 photographs from the Premiere Projects that automatically received a place in the voting this month as well (see the Premiere Projects blog post for more details). Double congrats to Nikon_Mario who has two photos nominated this month!!

Check out the final group of nominated photographs in the December 2013 Photograph of the Month Gallery, then head on over to the voting thread to cast your vote. You have until approximately 9:30pm EST on Friday, December 6th, 2013 (3:30am GMT on Saturday, December 7th) to register your vote.

The contest is being sponsored by our friends at AKVIS. AKVIS specializes in development of image processing software and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released 18 successful programs. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive Home Deluxe versions of AKVIS Airbrush 2.0 and AKVIS Lightshop 4.0 - a $170 value! If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Why not become a Premiere Member today?

So check out the entries, and cast your vote in the final PotM contest of 2013!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sun, 2013–12–01 21:32

November/December Issue of the Corner Newsletter is Online

Just in case you’re not a member of the Corner, or you’ve opted out of receiving Corner Newsletters for some reason, you’re more than welcome to read the November/December issue of the Corner Newsletter here in the archives. Enjoy!

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Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2013–11–30 18:12
Categories: Corner Newsletters

Contest Corner Challenge #108: End of the Line

AMS Software Photo Calendar CreatorContest Corner Challenge #108: End of the Line was just announced last night. You have a full month to get your entries in for this one (entries due in by Thursday, December 26th, 2013). All the nitty-gritty contest details are outlined here in the contest thread, but here’s the basic low-down.

The contest is being sponsored by AMS Software who specializes in developing software for image editing and graphic design, providing solutions for professional photographers, design studios and print shops. They also offer a series of consumer-level programs for digital photo artwork. The winner will receive a copy of Photo Calendar Creator, which is a convenient application for making wall, desk, pocket, planner calendars for any month and year. The software features a large collection of templates, and a rich editing toolkit for creating custom designs. What makes it unique is the special set of photo decoration tools, including original masks and picture frames. Rated among the top three best calendar apps by TopTenReviews, Photo Calendar Creator is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to design and print exclusive calendars in professional quality.

As for the contest itself, it’s going to be pretty straight forward (pun intended! ) - a line (leading line, converging lines, etc) must be one of the main elements in the composition of the photograph. That’s it! Use whatever subject you’d like in the photograph, just make sure a line is an obvious part of the composition.

Before entering a photograph, be sure to read the guidelines and submission requirements listed here: Contest Corner Rules & Regulations. Any photographs submitted that do not adhere to these guidelines will be rejected and sent back. Please make sure the photograph is taken during the contest period.

Even though you have a whole month to get your entry in, don’t leave it until the last minute - life will get crazier the closer we get to the holiday season!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2013–11–27 15:10

Painted Lady is the Contest Corner Challenge #107 Winner

Contest Corner Challenge #107: Ground Shipping Winning PhotographContest Corner Challenge #107: Ground Shipping didn’t receive many entries, but the winning shot, “Painted Lady” by paula, stood above the other entries as the winner by only a few votes! CCC#107 challenged the community to photograph a vehicle that is used in ground shipping - you can check out the entries in the CCC#107: Ground Shipping Photo Gallery, and the final voting results are now also visible in the voting thread.

The contest was sponsored by PrintPlace.com, who specializes in high quality, fast turn, full color, 100% offset and digital printing. Orders are backed by their Order With Confidence Guarantee ensuring correct first-time processing for customer’s day to day needs. They do this through their Price Match Guarantee, Quality Guarantee, Satisfaction Guarantee, Service Guarantee, and On Time Guarantee. Their user-friendly website features an instant quote tool, proofs at no cost, downloadable templates, and proof to press color management.

As for a prize, PrintPlace.com would like to honor the Paula with FREE Ground Shipping on an Order!

To see a larger version of the winning photograph, and to congratulate Paula on her second Contest Corner Challenge victory, drop by the award thread in the forums.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2013–11–14 22:37

Milking of Aphids is the November 2013 Photograph of the Month

November 2013 Photograph of the Month“Milking of Aphids” by carlogalliani squeaked out a victory in the November 2013 Photograph of the Month contest - congratulations, Carlo - another fantastic marco photograph! Check out the voting results here in the voting thread.

The contest was sponsored by our friends at Digital Film Tools, who brings together the unbeatable combination of superior software designers, motion picture visual effects veterans, video editors and photographers. Add three Emmy Awards and experience in creating visual effects for hundreds of feature films, commercials and television shows and you have a recipe for success. The understanding of photography, film and video editing, and in particular visual effects, allows them to design productive and highly specialized software. Software that is useful as well as easy to use. Their products stand up to the rigors of production and are the culmination of many years of experience.

If Carlo had been a Premiere Member, he would have received a DFT Photoshop Super Bundle which included full versions of: EZ Mask, Film Stocks, Light, PhotoCopy, Power Stroke, Rays and reFine (a $395 value!).

To see a larger version of the winning photograph, and to congratulate Carlo on his victory, make sure to drop by the award thread in the forums.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sun, 2013–11–10 17:02

Contest Corner Challenge #107: Ground Shipping: Voting Time!

PrintPlaceThere aren’t a ton of entries for this one, but it’s going to be tough to decide which one to vote for! Check out the entries into Contest Corner Challenge #107: Ground Shipping in the CCC#107 Photo Gallery. Once you’ve seen the entries, make sure to drop by the voting thread to cast your vote by 9pm EST on Monday, November 11th.

The contest is being sponsored by PrintPlace.com, who specializes in high quality, fast turn, full color, 100% offset and digital printing. Orders are backed by their Order With Confidence Guarantee ensuring correct first-time processing for customer’s day to day needs. They do this through their Price Match Guarantee, Quality Guarantee, Satisfaction Guarantee, Service Guarantee, and On Time Guarantee. Their user-friendly website features an instant quote tool, proofs at no cost, downloadable templates, and proof to press color management.

As for a prize, PrintPlace.com would like to honor the Contest Corner Challenge winner with FREE Ground Shipping On An Order! (a fitting prize, eh?).

So no dilly-dallying - go cast your vote now!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2013–11–05 16:19

October 2013 Corner Newsletter

PrintPlaceIt’s true. There’s a new Corner Newsletter out. If you’re a member of the community and you’ve opted to receive emails from us, it should be waiting for you in your inbox. If for some reason it didn’t make it there, or you’ve opted out (or you’re not a member??!), you can read it online here in the newsletter archives.

The newsletter this month was sponsored by PrintPlace - It’s time to get out your ballpoint pen and make this year’s greeting cards personal and thoughtful before it’s too late! Greeting cards from PrintPlace.com are easy to send to a few family members, or if you’re a business who wants to deliver a personal holiday greetings card to dozens of employees. PrintPlace.com has 4 quality stocks to choose from, full-color, custom trimming, and various size options; you can even include matching envelopes! Get FREE Design Service and 50% OFF Mailing now till December 31, 2013! Click here to order your custom greeting cards!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2013–10–31 20:03
Categories: Corner Newsletters

November Photograph of the Month Voting

The photographs this month were nominated, as always, by the Premiere Members, and narrowed down by me. There are also 2 photographs from the Premiere Projects that automatically received a place in the voting this month as well (see the Premiere Projects blog post for more details). Double congrats to squirl033 and mrchile who each have two photos nominated this month!!

Voting Ends: approximately 6:00pm EST on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 (11:00pm GMT).

Sponsor: Digital Film Tools brings together the unbeatable combination of superior software designers, motion picture visual effects veterans, video editors and photographers. Add three Emmy Awards and experience in creating visual effects for hundreds of feature films, commercials and television shows and you have a recipe for success. The understanding of photography, film and video editing, and in particular visual effects, allows them to design productive and highly specialized software. Software that is useful as well as easy to use. Their products stand up to the rigors of production and are the culmination of many years of experience.

Prizes: If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a DFT Photoshop Super Bundle which includes full versions of: EZ Mask, Film Stocks, Light, PhotoCopy, Power Stroke, Rays and reFine (a $395 value!). If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Why not become a Premiere Member today?

Gallery: November 2013 Photograph of the Month Gallery

Voting Thread: Vote for the November 2013 Photograph of the Month

Go check out the entries and cast your vote now!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2013–10–28 19:35

"Little Tree Above the Clouds" is the October Photograph of the Month

It came down to one vote (check out the final voting results here), but cosmonaut picked up his second Photograph of the Month win with his photograph “Little Tree Above the Clouds.” You can view the October 2013 PotM Photo Gallery to see the photographs that made it from the group of nominated photographs to the final group. But make sure you drop by the award thread to check out a larger version of Greg’s winning photograph, and to congratulate him on winning the October 2013 Photograph of the Month.

The contest was sponsored by our friends at AKVIS. AKVIS specializes in development of image processing software and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released 18 successful programs.

If Greg had been a Premiere Member, he would have received Home Deluxe versions of AKVIS Airbrush 2.0 and AKVIS Lightshop 4.0 - a $170 value!

Congratulations to Greg nonetheless - that makes 2 PotM victories in the past 4 months!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2013–10–08 11:37

Photograph "Ground Shipping" for Contest Corner Challenge #107

PrintPlaceFor those that have small kids - specifically boys - you know that they LOVE trucks. My almost-2-year-old son loves large trucks and trains specifically. So to give him more truck and train photos to look at, Contest Corner Challenge #107: Ground Shipping is asking you to photograph a vehicle used for ground shipping - a UPS truck, a mail van, a transport truck, a train, etc. Basically, if it’s a vehicle that participates in ground shipping, take a photograph of it and you have yourself an entry. Get all the contest details in the CCC#107: Ground Shipping contest thread.

The contest is being sponsored by PrintPlace.com, who specializes in high quality, fast turn, full color, 100% offset and digital printing. Orders are backed by their Order With Confidence Guarantee ensuring correct first-time processing for customer’s day to day needs. They do this through their Price Match Guarantee, Quality Guarantee, Satisfaction Guarantee, Service Guarantee, and On Time Guarantee. Their user-friendly website features an instant quote tool, proofs at no cost, downloadable templates, and proof to press color management.

As for a prize, PrintPlace.com would like to honor the Contest Corner Challenge winner with FREE Ground Shipping On An Order! (a fitting prize, eh?).

Entries are due in by Friday, November 1st, and voting should begin on November 2nd. My son and I are looking forward to your entries!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2013–10–02 20:55
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