Photograph of the Month

An Australian Seascape by Parabol is the August 2010 PotM

From dozens of nominations by Premiere Members, down to 15 photographs (check the voting results here), Parabol’s Australia Seascape garnered over a quarter of the votes to win the August 2010 Photograph of the Month contest.

The contest was sponsored by Amazon.com - find and discover anything you might want to buy online at the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as beauty, health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics (cameras & photography equipment!), office, toys and baby, and home and garden. In addition, a portion of the cost of every product purchased through this link goes to support PhotographyCorner.com!

Since Kieran was not a Premiere Member, he received a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership. Don’t forward to drop by the award thread to congratulate Kieran on his first Photograph of the Month win!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2010–08–03 19:24

It's Time to Vote for the August 2010 Photograph of the Month

Every month, here at PhotographyCorner.com, we have the opportunity to see and comment on a bunch of great photographs - thousands of photos per month on average. From those photographs, the Premiere Members have the opportunity to nominate some of their favorite. From that list of usually 50-100 photos, I narrow down the field to around 15 photographs. We have an amazing field of photographs up for the August 2010 Photograph of the Month honors this month - check them out in the Contest Galleries. You have until August 1st to cast your vote for your favorite.

The is being sponsored by Amazon.com - find and discover anything you might want to buy online at the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as beauty, health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics (cameras & photography equipment!), office, toys and baby, and home and garden. In addition, a portion of the cost of every product purchased through this link goes to support PhotographyCorner.com! If the winner is a Premiere Member, they’re receive a Lowepro Edit 140+ Camera Bag, and if the winner is not a Premiere Member, they’ll receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

Even if you don’t want to vote (buy why not, it’s free to register, and every vote counts), you’ve got to at least see the line-up this month - there are 15 fantastic photographs waiting for you to check out!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2010–07–27 22:20

Vince Maidens Take the July 2010 Photograph of the Month

July 2010 Photograph of the Month - Great Horned Owl - Imcoming by Vince MaidensIt doesn’t happen very often, but his first nominated photograph turned into his first Photograph of the Month win. Yeah, I’m talking about Vince Maidens, who’s only been a member of the Corner for 1 month (as of today), and has only been a Premiere Member for about a week. He uploaded this photo on the forums, and a couple of weeks later is taking home a $650 lens. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.

You can check out the final voting results here, and when you do, you’ll see that Vince picked up almost 40% of the votes - a clear favorite.

The contest was sponsored by Tamron, and because Vince is a Premiere Member, he’ll be receiving a Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC Zoom Lens (a $649 value!! - pick one up for yourself today!). Booyah!

Make sure to check out the winning photograph and congratulate Vince on his win here in the Corner forums.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2010–07–02 14:56

Time to Vote for the July 2010 Photograph of the Month

It’s that time again - time to check out the best photographs posted in the Corner Forums and Corner Galleries over the past month. Nominations have been made, and the nominations have been whittled down to 15 photographs. You can browse through the 15 photographs that made the cut in the July 2010 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery. Go on, check them out now. Quite a collection, eh?

That’s where the hard part comes in. Here around the Corner, during the last week of every month, the community (not a bunch of judges), decides who wins the contests. YOU decide who receives the honors and gets the prize. The Photograph of the Year contests, the Photograph of the Month contests, and the Contest Corner Challenges - the community votes and decides the winners. Now it’s your chance. You’ve checked out the photos, now cast your vote.

The contest is sponsored by one of our favorite lens manufacturers: Tamron. And they’re offering up a killer prize: a Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC Zoom Lens (a $649 value!! - pick one up for yourself today!). But you’ve gotta be a Premiere Member to win it (become a Premiere Member here if you’re not one already).

Voting ends early in the morning on July 1st, 2010, and the winner will be announced later that day. Head on over to the voting thread (make sure you log in), then select your favorite. Someone is going to win an awesome new lens, and your vote may be the deciding factor - so what are you waiting for??! GO pick the winner.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2010–06–24 15:54
Tags: votingphotograph of the monthpotmjuly2010

Oneof42 Receives His 6th Photograph of the Month Honors

Even though voting was delayed and a few days shorter than normal, voting for the June 2010 Photograph of the Month revealed a winning photograph: Starburst by Oneof42 - a moderator in the PhotographyCorner community, and one of the most popular photographers on the site. The June 2010 PotM victory marks his SIXTH since joining the Corner over 4 years ago. Check out the photos he was up against in the June 2010 Photograph of the Month Gallery. To see how close the voting was, you can see the final voting results in the voting thread in the Corner forums.

For winning the June 2010 PotM, Andy will receive a Tamron SP AF 10-24mm Aspherical (IF) Lens (a $499 value!) courtesy of Tamron (it’s a fantastic lens - hopefully Andy will write up a review on it when he receives it for the Corner Resource Center - if you want one for yourself, pick one up today at Amazon.com). Also, make sure to drop by the award thread and congratulate Andy on his win.

(Oh, and head over to the homepage. Notice that both the current PotM winning photograph and the CCC winning photograph are both dandelion clocks… coincidence?)…

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2010–06–09 13:09

Voting for the June 2010 PotM Better Late Than Never

Usually, during the last week of every month, the community gets together to vote on the best photographs posted in the forums over the past month. Usually. Things have been a little crazy around the PhotographyCorner offices lately (in addition to me being on vacation), so unfortunately, voting got pushed back. If you check out the photos, though, I think you’ll agree it was probably worth the wait. Take a look at the 15 photographs nominated for the June 2010 Photograph of the Month contest. I know, right? They are Fantastic. But now the hard part: you have to pick just one. You have to cast your vote here in the voting thread.

Because we’re so late voting this month, we’ve shortened the number of days to vote from 7 to 5 (just this month), so you’ve only got until approximately 7:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT) on Monday on June 7th, 2010 to make up your mind. It may take you until then to decide, so head on over to the voting thread to get started.

The contest is being sponsored by Tamron - one of the world’s leading manufacturers of photographic lenses. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a Tamron SP AF 10-24mm Aspherical (IF) Lens (a $499 value!! - That’s a pretty sweet deal for being a Premiere Member, eh? ). If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Tamron Domke bag and strap.

So what are you waiting for??! Cast your vote ASAP!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2010–06–03 00:00
Tags: votingphotograph of the monthpotmjune2010

The May 2010 Photograph of the Month is Pure Beauty

I’m a week+ late in announcing it on the blog (just moved into a new house & new office), but the May 2010 Photograph of the Month was revealed at the beginning of the month: Pure Beauty by Scott W. You can check out the final voting results here, but Scott grabed over 25% of the votes from the 15 nominated photographs. To browse through the photographs that the fantastic photograph of a mandarin duck was competing with, head on over to the May 2010 Photograph of the Month Gallery.

The contest was sponsored by Tamron, who offered up an SP AF60mm F2 Di II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens (a $569 value!! - pick one up for yourself today!) to the winner - unfortunately, because Scott was not (yet) a Premiere Member, he instead received a Lifetime, Level II Premiere Membership as the prize. After-the-fact, though, Tamron has been kind enough to also offer up a Tamron Domke bag and strap as part of Scott’s prize. Awesome!

For those that are not completely familiar with Tamron, they are a leading manufacturer of photographic lenses. Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron’s development of mass-produced hybrid aspherical elements paved the way for today’s compact high ratio zoom lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the groundbreaking 28-200mm. Tamron continues to lead in this category with the award-winning 18-270mm — featuring an unprecedented 15X zoom range - and featuring Tamron’s proprietary Vibration Compensation (VC) system. Tamron has garnered international acclaim for its high ratio zoom lenses.

If you haven’t already, be sure to swing by the May 2010 PotM award thread to congratulate Scott on his first Photograph of the Month victory!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2010–05–10 13:46

Pick the May 2010 Photograph of the Month - Tamron Macro Lens to the Winner

Tamron SP AF60mm F2 Di II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro LensEvery month, during the last week of the month, we gather together as a community and cast our votes for the best photograph posted up on PhotographyCorner over the past month. Throughout the month, Premiere Members have the opportunity to nominate photographs they come across in the forums and galleries, then, as the last week of the month approaches, I have the difficult task of narrowing those nominations down to 10-15 photographs. Voting for the May 2010 Photograph of the Month began late last night/early this morning, and you can see the photos that I finally got whittled down in the May 2010 Photograph of the Month Gallery.

Once you’ve had a chance to browse through the photographs, click your way over to the May 2010 Photograph of the Month Voting Thread to cast you vote - voting ends at 2:00am EST on Saturday, May 1st, 2010 (6:00am GMT).

The contest is sponsored by one of our favorite lens manufacturers: Tamron. Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron’s development of mass-produced hybrid aspherical elements paved the way for today’s compact high ratio zoom lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the groundbreaking 28-200mm. Tamron continues to lead in this category with the award-winning 18-270mm — featuring an unprecedented 15X zoom range - and featuring Tamron’s proprietary Vibration Compensation (VC) system.

Now, for the prizes… if the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level 2 Premiere Membership (a $129 value)… but if the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a SP AF60mm F2 Di II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens (a $569 value!! - pick one up for yourself today!) WOW!

Your vote may decide who picks themselves up a brand new Tamron Macro Lens - cast your vote today!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2010–04–24 17:47
Tags: votingphotograph of the monthpotmmaytamron2010macro lens

Fathers New Bike is the April 2010 Photograph of the Month

April 2010 Photograph of the Month - Fathers New Bike... by Scott111184If you can believe it, “Fathers New Bike…” by Scott111184 - the April 2010 Photograph of the Month - marks the first PotM win here at the Corner by Scott. Scott111184 is not only the April 2010 PotM winner, but also a moderator and regular contributor to the Corner Resource Center. With almost 25% of the votes (you can check out the voting results here), Scott easily won his first Photograph of the Month contest with a photograph of his fathers 2010 H-D Electra Glide Ultra Limited motorcycle.

Because Scott is a moderator (and therefore a Premiere Member), Scott picks himself up a brand new camera bag courtesy of the contest sponsor, DayMen Photo Marketing.

You can browse through the photographs nominated for the April 2010 Photograph of the Month in the April 2010 PotM Photo Gallery, but make sure to check out the winning photograph and congratulate Scott on his win in the April 2010 PotM Award Thread.

Congratulations Scott, on your first Photograph of the Month victory!!! It’s been a long time coming!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2010–04–05 23:26

Vote for the April 2010 Photograph of the Month

Wow, did the month on March fly by or what? I can’t believe it’s the end of the month already! Of course, here around the Corner, the last week of the month means it’s time to cast our votes and find out which photograph will be crowned the Photograph of the Month. The Premiere Members nominated dozens of photographs, and I have the task of narrowing down those nominations to 12-15 photographs for the community to vote on. Check out the 15 photographs up for the April 2010 Photograph of the Month honours in the April 2010 PotM Photo Gallery - a stacked line-up for sure.

Once you’ve browsed through the photographs (including a double-showing by Oneof42), click over to the voting thread to cast your vote. Voting ends at approximately 4:00pm EST on Thursday, April 1st, 2010 (8:00pm GMT).

The contest is sponsored by DayMen Photo Marketing - Since it’s inception in 1981, DayMen Photo Marketing LP has enjoyed an exceptional reputation in the photographic and consumer electronics industry as an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories from companies like Epson, Joby, Lensbaby, Slik and Lowepro. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a camera bag (the winner will have several to choose from) courtesy of DayMen Photo Marketing and 10 PhotographyCorner Pens. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level 1 Premiere Membership.

So go ahead, check out the photos and cast your vote - your vote may decide who wins themselves a new camera bag!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2010–03–26 01:11
Tags: votingphotograph of the monthpotmapril2010

Old Sheldon Church Ruins Grabs March 2010 PotM Honors

March 2010 Photograph of the Month - Old Sheldon Church Ruins by shutterbug99After a week of voting at the end of the month, the first day or two of the new month always brings a new Photograph of the Month here at the Corner. March 2010 is no exception, with first-time PotM winner shutterbug99 receiving the honor with almost 30% of the votes on his photograph (pictured right) of the “Old Sheldon Church Ruins” in Northern Beaufort County, South Carolina.

You can browse through the 15 nominated photographs in the March 2010 Photograph of the Month Gallery, and see the voting results in the voting thread. The contest was sponsored by the New York Institute of Photography - the world’s largest and oldest photography school. Established in 1910, NYIP has grown to become the premier provider of photography training, educating more than 20,000 students in the US and around the world at any given time. NYIP offers 3 home-study courses designed to teach you everything you need to know about photography from the comfort of your own home. If you’re interested in checking out some of the courses offered by NYIP, request a free brochure here.

Since Scott was not a Premiere Member, he will receive a Lifetime, Level 1 Premiere Membership! Make sure to check out his winning photograph and congratulate him in the award thread.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2010–03–02 14:40

Cast Your Vote for the March 2010 Photograph of the Month

February is the shortest month of the year, but there has been no shortage in the number of fantastic photographs posted up in the Corner Forums and in the Corner Galleries. Since it’s the last week of the month, it’s now time to decide which photograph was the best on posted in the past month and award that photograph as the upcoming photograph of the month.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2010–02–22 23:07
Tags: votingphotograph of the monthpotmmarch2010

Beyond by Faisal is the February 2010 Photograph of the Month

February 2010 Photograph of the Month - Beyond by FaisalAs if winning the 2009 Photograph of the Year contest wasn’t enough, fa1sal picked up his 2nd contest win around the Corner in as many weeks by easily winning the February 2010 Photograph of the Month contest with almost 25% of the votes. In addition, Faisal was featured as the cover story in the February 2010 issue of emel magazine. Quite the way to kick off 2010!!

You can browse through the 15 nominated photographs in the February 2010 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery, and see the final voting results in the February 2010 Photograph of the Month voting thread.

The contest was sponsored by the New York Institute of Photography - the world’s largest and oldest photography school. Established in 1910, NYIP has grown to become the premier provider of photography training, educating more than 20,000 students in the US and around the world at any given time. NYIP offers 3 home-study courses designed to teach you everything you need to know about photography from the comfort of your own home. Because Faisal is a Premiere Member, he will receive the NYIP’s Fundamentals of Digital Photography Course (a $398 value!!) - the perfect course for anyone looking to take high-quality photographs. The Course is designed to teach you how to take photographs that truly capture the beauty of the people and places around you from the comfort of your own home. This home-study course includes beautifully illustrated lesson books, 8 hours of audio commentary, and DVD video training. In addition, you will have access to a personal student advisor who is there to guide you through the Course.

Make sure to drop by the award thread to congratulate Faisal on another deserving victory - we’re proud of you, Faisal!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2010–02–02 02:11
Tags: photograph of the monthpotmfebruaryfa1salfaisal2010beyond

Cast Your Vote for the February 2010 Photograph of the Month

The last week of the first month of the year is upon us, and the last week of the month around the Corner always means one thing: time to vote on the best photograph from the past month and decide which photograph will be displayed on the homepage of PhotographyCorner for the upcoming month (that’s why the February Photograph of the Month takes place the last week of January, and the November Photograph of the Month takes places on the last week of October, etc). Nominations have been made by the Premiere Members (one of the perks of being a Premiere Member), and from that list we’ve narrowed down the field to 15 photographs (which you can browse through and thumbs up here in the February 2010 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery).

The contest is sponsored by the New York Institute of Photography - the world’s largest and oldest photography school - and, if the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive the NYIP’s Fundamentals of Digital Photography Course (a $398 value!!) - the perfect course for anyone looking to take high-quality photographs. The Course is designed to teach you how to take photographs that truly capture the beauty of the people and places around you from the comfort of your own home. This home-study course includes beautifully illustrated lesson books, 8 hours of audio commentary, and DVD video training. In addition, you will have access to a personal student advisor who is there to guide you through the Course. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

Once you’ve checked out the photographs in the February 2010 PotM Photo Gallery, you can cast your vote in the February 2010 PotM Voting Thread. Voting ends at 8pm EST on January 31st, 2010.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2010–01–25 00:39

The Albino Stare is the January 2010 PotM

January 2010 Photograph of the Month - The Albino Stare by Brad VVoting took place last week, and yesterday, Brad V was announced as the winner of the January 2010 Photograph of the Month contest with his photograph “The Albino Stare.” The photograph was taken at Reptilia, a reptile zoo in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada (just like Brad’s first PotM win - the April 2009 Photograph of the Month).

You can view all the nominated photographs in the January 2010 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery, and see the final voting results in the voting thread. The contest was sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing, and because Brad is a Premiere Member, he has been awarded a Lowepro Topload Zoom 2 Camera bag and 10 PhotographyCorner Pens.

Make sure to drop by the award thread to congratulate Brad on his second Photograph of the Month victory.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2010–01–02 14:13

Vote for the First PotM of 2010

It seems a little counter-intuative, but around the Corner, we vote for the Photograph of the Month the week before the month starts. So the last week of May, we vote on the June Photograph of the Month, the last week of August we vote on the September Photograph of the Month, so therefore, since it’s the last week of December, we’re currently casting our ballots for the January 2010 Photograph of the Month. The logic is that the winner of the vote (albeit from photographs posted in the previous month) will have their photograph displayed in the month they won the contest. So the winner of the January 2010 Photograph of the Month contest, while voted on in the last week of December 2009, will actually be displayed on the homepage of PhotographyCorner for the entire month of January 2010. Makes sense, right?

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2009–12–26 21:22

Sand Waves is the December 2009 Photograph of the Month

December 2009 Photograph of the Month - Sand Waves by Abdulmajeed Al-ThibanThe final Photograph of the Month contest of 2009 has come and gone (well, the January 2010 contest runs the last week of December, but that’s to crown the PotM for January 2010, so it doesn’t count). After tallying the votes, Abdulmajeed Al-Thiban squeaked out his first PotM victory (and with only 3 posts in the forums to date, I might add) with his photograph “Sand Waves.” The thumbnail on the right here doesn’t do it justice, though. Check out the full-sized image posted in the award thread (and while you’re there, make sure to congratulate and encourage Abdulmajeed on his first Photograph of the Month win)!

The contest was sponsored by one of our favourite sponsors at Daymen Photo Marketing and have awarded Abdulmajeed a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out all the photographs that Sand Waves battled against in the December 2009 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery. Oh, and if you want to see the final voting results, they’re now posted in the voting thread.

If you want to have a photograph nominated for the next Photograph of the Month contest, all you have to do is post photographs up in the forums and galleries and hope that a Premiere Member will nominate one of them (or become a Premiere Member and nominate a photograph yourself!).

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2009–12–02 17:01

Vote for the Last PotM of the Year

A week before the end of the month, I have the task (pleasure!) of sorting through the fantastic photographs nominated by Premiere Members for the Photograph of the Month contest. I spent hours last night looking at all the photographs nominated and finally got them whittled down to 15 - check out the photographs that are up for the December 2009 Photograph of the Month in the photo galleries.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2009–11–24 12:48

Lake Little Tso-Moriri by Soumen is the November 2009 PotM

November 2009 Photograph of the Month - Lake Little Tso-Moriri by SoumenThe voting was extremely close this month - in fact, soumen’s photograph “Lake Little Tso-Moriri” beat out masoud’s photograph by only 1 vote! Check out the full voting results here.

From the 14 nominated photographs (check them all out here in the November 2009 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery), “Lake Little Tso-Moriri” squeaked out a victory with just under 15% of the votes. This marks the first PotM victory for Soumen from West Bengal, India. The contest was sponsored by DayMen Photo Marketing, and for winning, Soumen received a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

Make sure to drop by the award thread to check out the full-sized winning photograph, and to congratulate Soumen on his win!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2009–11–02 23:33
Tags: photograph of the monthpotmnovember2009tso-moririsoumenlakeindia

Vote for the November 2009 Photograph of the Month

We’re already into the last week of October, and around the Corner that means it’s time to vote for next months’ Photograph of the Month. The nominations have been made by the Premiere Members (over 60 photographs nominated this month!), and the nominations have been whittled down to 14. You can check out which photographs made the cut by browsing through the nominees in the November 2009 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery. Then, before voting ends at approximately 4:00pm EST on Saturday, October 31st, 2009 (9:00pm GMT), cast your vote in the voting thread in the Corner forums (make sure you’re logged into your PhotographyCorner account so you can actually vote!).

The November 2009 Photograph of the Month is sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing, and if the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lowepro Topload Zoom 2 Camera Bag and 10 PhotographyCorner Pens. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level 1 Premiere Membership.

Congratulations to the 14 photographers who have photographs up for the PotM this month. Make sure you check all 14 of the photographs out and cast your vote before the end of the month!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2009–10–26 15:31
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