Photograph of the Month

"Catch But No Release" is the April 2012 Photograph of the Month

April 2012 Photograph of the MonthWith over 20% of the votes, “Catch But No Release” by Vince Maidens takes April 2012 Photograph of the Month honours. Check out the photos it was up against in the April 2012 PotM Photo Gallery, and you can see the final voting results in the voting thread here.

This months’ contest was sponsored by SmugMug - Every subscription comes with unlimited storage with no ads surrounding any photo. “White-glove” is the best way to describe SmugMug’s customer service. Real people, real photographers are always available to assist customer’s every need 365/24/7. SmugMug provides all the necessary tools and functionality for privacy and security of each priceless photo. For added security each photo is saved multiple times in multiple data centers around the country, making it truly the “Fort Knox” for photos.

Since Vince is a Premiere Member, he will receive a 1-year Pro Account as his prize - that’s a $150 value! Make sure to drop by the award thread to see a larger version of the winning photograph (it’s spectacular!) and to congratulate Vince on his second Photograph of the Month victory!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2012–04–09 16:30

Vote for the April 2012 Photograph of the Month

It’s a little later than normal (hey, even I need a vacation now and then), but we’ve just started the voting for the April 2012 Photograph of the Month contest. You can check out all the entries in the April 2012 PotM Photo Gallery, then, before voting ends on April 7th, drop by the voting thread to cast your vote for your favorite (Double congrats to Eric Diller and Vince Maidens for having two photographs up for PotM honors this month!!).

This months’ contest is sponsored by SmugMug - Every subscription comes with unlimited storage with no ads surrounding any photo. “White-glove” is the best way to describe SmugMug’s customer service. Real people, real photographers are always available to assist customer’s every need 365/24/7. SmugMug provides all the necessary tools and functionality for privacy and security of each priceless photo. For added security each photo is saved multiple times in multiple data centers around the country, making it truly the “Fort Knox” for photos.

If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a 1-year SmugMug Pro Account. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a 1-year SmugMug Power Account.

So head on over to the April 2012 PotM Photo Gallery to check out the photos, then cast your vote for your favorite today!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sun, 2012–04–01 14:37
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Mosquito Trap by Putunetika is the March PotM

March 2012 Photograph of the Month - Mosquito Trap by PutunetikaThe nominations were made, the votes have been tallied, and with almost a quarter of the votes, Putunetika took the March 2012 PotM honors with his fantastic photograph aptly titled “Mosquito Trap.” You can check out all the other entries in the March 2012 PotM Photo Gallery, and you can view the voting results here.

The contest was 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 17 successful programs - check them out here. Since Putu is a Premiere Member (which he recently won for placing 8th in the 2011 Photograph of the Year contest), he will receive a business license of AKVIS HDRFactory V.2.0 (an $189 value!)!

To see a larger version of the photograph, and to congratulate Putu on his first Photograph of the Month win, make sure to drop by the award thread in the Photography Contests forum.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2012–03–05 23:48

Cast Your Vote for the March Photograph of the Month

I guess with February being a short month (mind you, it’s got 29 days this leap year), voting for the PotM seems to come more quickly than normal. It’s already time to cast our votes for the best photograph posted up around the Corner over the past month. The winner will have their photograph featured on the homepage for the month of March (which is why we call it the March Photograph of the Month instead of the February Photograph of the Month).

We have 15 great photographs up for March 2012 PotM - check out the entries here in the March 2012 PotM Photo Gallery, and you can then cast your vote in the voting thread here.

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 17 successful programs - check them out here. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a business license of AKVIS HDRFactory V.2.0 (an $189 value!). If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a business license of AKVIS MakeUp V.2.0 (a $72 value!).

Voting ends at 2:00am EST on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 (7:00pm GMT), so make sure to cast your vote before then!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2012–02–25 01:38
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Eye of a Fighter is the February 2012 Photograph of the Month

February 2012 Photograph of the MonthThere’s been a lot of voting going on around the Corner lately (see the 2011 Photograph of the Year contest), but not to be lost in the shuffle was the voting for the February Photograph of the Month. Last week we cast our votes, and with almost 20% of them, “Eye of a Fighter” by Cpt easily took top prize and will be featured on the homepage for the month of February.

The contest was sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories), Acme Made (best known for incorporating innovative textiles and materials with contemporary styling to produce attractive bags, cases and sleeves for laptops, eReaders, smart phones, and digital cameras) and Lowepro (inventors and designers of popular camera bags, photographers and lovers of the natural world who take our reputation as The Trusted Original™ to heart). Since Gabor was not a Premiere Member, he will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership!

To see a larger version of the winning photograph, head on over to the award thread in the forum and congratulate Gabor on his win. To see one of your photos in the running for the next Photograph of the Month contest, all you have to do is post it up in the galleries or the forums, and hope a Premiere Member nominates it (or you can also get a photograph in there by winning a Premiere Project - become a Premiere Member (for HALF PRICE this week only) and start participating in the Premiere Projects today!).

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2012–02–02 16:26

It's Time to Vote for the February 2012 Photograph of the Month

As if you didn't already have enough voting to do (*hint, hint* go cast your vote in the 2011 Photograph of the Year contest *hint, hint*), since it's the last week of the month, it's also time to vote on the Photograph of the Month for February 2012. Every month here at the Corner, we gather up the best photographs posted in the forums and galleries and vote on which one we think is the best (the Premiere Members nominate their favorites, and I whittle them down to 10-15 - then the community votes).

You can browse through the dozen photos up for PotM honors in the February 2012 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery, then make your way over to the poll posted in the forums here. Voting ends at approximately 6:00pm EST on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 (11:00pm GMT).

The contest is being sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories), Acme Made (best known for incorporating innovative textiles and materials with contemporary styling to produce attractive bags, cases and sleeves for laptops, eReaders, smart phones, and digital cameras) and Lowepro (inventors and designers of popular camera bags, photographers and lovers of the natural world who take our reputation as The Trusted Original™ to heart).

If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lowepro Terraclime 100 Camera Bag or an Acme Made Kindle Hardback Folio case. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

You have until the end of the month to cast your vote... but it's going to be a tough choice, so you may want to start narrowing down the choices sooner rather than later! ;)

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2012–01–24 21:48

Vapor Trail Takes First PotM of 2012

January 2012 Photograph of the MonthVoting was a little delayed because of the holidays, but after all the votes were totaled, a Premiere Project winning photograph - Vapor Trail by cup4tml - garnered the most votes by the community to take the first Photograph of the Month contest of 2012. Every Premiere Project winning photograph is automatically in entered into the running for Photograph of the Month (just one of the many perks of Premiere Membership), and sometimes they’re good enough to win the big prize.

Check out the other photographs that were in the running in the January 2012 Photograph of the Month Gallery, and take a look at the final voting results (there were a couple that were pretty close!).

The contest was sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories) and Acme Made (best known for incorporating innovative textiles and materials with contemporary styling to produce attractive bags, cases and sleeves for laptops, eReaders, smart phones, and digital cameras. Since Doug is (obviously) a Premiere Member, he will receive an Acme Made Laptop Sleeve or an Acme Made Kindle Hardback Folio case.

So there are 2 ways to get your photograph into a Photograph of the Month contest. You can either win a Premiere Project (become a Premiere Member here), or you can have a photograph (that you’ve posted up in the forums or the galleries) nominated by a Premiere Member. Oh, and it helps if you take some decent photographs, too. Think you have what it takes to win a Photograph of the Month contest?

Make sure to drop by the award thread in the forums to congratulate Doug on his third Photograph of the Month victory!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2012–01–06 23:27

Check out the Nominations for the January 2012 PotM

It’s running a little late this month due to the holidays, but once you check out the photographs that have been nominated for the January 2012 Photograph of the Month, I’m sure you’ll agree it was worth the wait.

Every month (usually during the last week of the month), once the community has had a change to browse through the best photographs that have been posted up to the forums and galleries, the Premiere Members nominate their favourites, and I whittle them down to 10-15. Then the community votes and decides which is the best one, and which is to be crowned the “Photograph of the Month” for the next month. The winner has his/her winning photograph displayed on the PhotographyCorner.com homepage, along with other prizes donated by a variety of sponsors.

The January 2012 Photograph of the Month (PotM) is being sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories) and Acme Made (best known for incorporating innovative textiles and materials with contemporary styling to produce attractive bags, cases and sleeves for laptops, eReaders, smart phones, and digital cameras. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive an Acme Made Laptop Sleeve or an Acme Made Kindle Hardback Folio case. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

So here’s what you have to do: First, head on over to the January 2012 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery and check out the nominated photographs. Then go to the voting thread to cast your vote. In a week (at approximately 9:30pm EST on Thursday, January 5th, 2012), voting will be complete, and the winner will be announced. It’s as simple as that.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–12–30 03:07

"Golden Path in the Woods" is the December 2011 PotM

December 2011 Photograph of the MonthThere were a couple of other photographs that were close, but with almost 20% of the vote (see the final voting results here), Nancy C’s photograph “Golden Path in the Woods” took top honours in the December 2011 Photograph of the Month contest. It was a fantastic line-up, though - check out the photos that she was up against in the December 2011 Photograph of the Month Gallery.

The contest was again sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories) and Acme Made (best known for incorporating innovative textiles and materials with contemporary styling to produce attractive bags, cases and sleeves for laptops, eReaders, smart phones, and digital cameras). Since Nancy C was not a Premiere Member, she will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

You think the thumbnail on the right looks good? You’ve gotta see a larger version of the photograph in the award thread. And don’t forget to congratulate Nancy on her first Photograph of the Month win!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2011–12–01 16:19

It's Time to Cast Your Vote (x2)

It doesn’t happen very often, but every now and again voting for the Contest Corner Challenge and Photograph of the Month contests line right up. Double the voting, double the fun (double the work-load - ha!). Earlier today, voting for Contest Corner Challenge #93: Reproduction kicked off. Then, a couple of hours later, voting for the December 2011 Photograph of the Month got under way.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2011–11–23 21:26

"Fall in Vermont" by NEM Photo is the November PotM

November 2011 Photograph of the MonthIt’s fitting that a photograph of a picturesque fall scene wins the November 2011 Photograph of the Month, don’t you think? “Fall in Vermont” by NEM Photo garnered almost 1/5th of the votes (check out the final voting results here) from a fantastic field of photographs. Take a look at the 13 photographs that the community voted on in the November 2011 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery.

The contest was again sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories) and Acme Made (best known for incorporating innovative textiles and materials with contemporary styling to produce attractive bags, cases and sleeves for laptops, eReaders, smart phones, and digital cameras). Since NEM Photo was not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

You’re definitely going to want to check out a larger version of the winning photograph and congratulate NEM Photo on his first PotM win in the award thread. Beautiful shot!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2011–11–02 00:19

Vote for the November 2011 Photograph of the Month

I can’t believe it’s the end of October already. The winter months always seem to creep up quickly, but this year it’s even more so with the due date for the birth of my first child on November 1st. Yikes - that’s a week away!! Around the Corner, however, the last week of each month means it’s time to cast our votes for the best photograph that has been posted up in the forums and galleries over the past month (and then the winning photo gets displayed on the homepage for an entire month!).

The Premiere Members nominate photographs throughout the month (special hat tip to chellezphoto who did the lions share of nominations this month), and I whittled them down to 10-15 photos for you to vote on. Check out the 13 that made the cut this month in the November 2011 Photograph of the Month Gallery.

The contest is again being sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories) and Acme Made (best known for incorporating innovative textiles and materials with contemporary styling to produce attractive bags, cases and sleeves for laptops, eReaders, smart phones, and digital cameras). If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive an Acme Made Laptop Sleeve or an Acme Made Kindle Hardback Folio case. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

Before the end of the month (and the baby’s due date - yikes!), make sure to head on over to the voting thread and cast your vote!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2011–10–25 13:01

Waltz on Wingtips is the October Photograph of the Month

October 2011 Photograph of the MonthDue to some server problems, we had to wait a couple of extra days to find out the winner, but after the votes were tallied, Shanna-Marie grabbed her first Photograph of the Month victory with her stunning shot of three eagles titled “Waltz on Wingtips.” With over 21% of the votes (see the final voting results here), Shanna-Marie beat out the eleven other nominated photographs for the title of “October 2011 Photograph of the Month.”

The contest was sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories) and Acme Made (best known for incorporating innovative textiles and materials with contemporary styling to produce attractive bags, cases and sleeves for laptops, eReaders, smart phones, and digital cameras). Since Shanna-Marie was not a Premiere Member, she will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership!

Check out a larger version of the winning photograph, and congratulate Shanna-Marie on her victory here in the award thread. To have your photograph considered for the next Photograph of the Month contest, all you have to do is post your photographs up in the forums and galleries, then hope a Premiere Member nominates it (or become a Premiere Member and nominate it yourself!).

Posted by Admin on Tue, 2011–10–04 17:31

Cast Your Vote for the October Photograph of the Month

For the past 7+ years, the last week of every month has always been “voting week” here around the Corner. We take the time to browse through the best photographs that have been posted up to the forums and the galleries (although you actually have to be a Premiere Member to nominate photographs), and vote on which one will be displayed as the Photograph of the Month on the homepage of the site. It’s the last week of September (yikes!) which means we’re voting on the October Photograph of the Month (the photograph that was posted up in September, but will be displayed on the homepage in October).

Take a couple of minutes to browse through the nominated photographs in the October 2011 PotM Photo Gallery, then head on over to the voting thread in the forums before the end of the month to cast your vote.

The contest is being sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories) and Acme Made (best known for incorporating innovative textiles and materials with contemporary styling to produce attractive bags, cases and sleeves for laptops, eReaders, smart phones, and digital cameras). If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive an Acme Made Laptop Sleeve or an Acme Made Kindle Hardback Folio case. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

We’ve got 12 fantastic entries up for the October 2011 PotM, so make sure you check ‘em out and cast your vote today!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2011–09–24 12:02

Faerie-Land Forest is the September 2011 PotM

September 2011 Photograph of the MonthWe haven’t had voting this close for a long time! A full 2/3rds of the nominated photographs were within eight votes of each other, with the winning photograph “Faerie-Land Forest” by squirl033 winning by a mere ONE vote!! Check out the final voting results here. When you browse the September 2011 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery you’ll understand why the voting was so close - it’s a fantastic group of photos!

The contest was sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories) and Acme Made (best known for incorporating innovative textiles and materials with contemporary styling to produce attractive bags, cases and sleeves for laptops, eReaders, smart phones, and digital cameras). Since Rocky (aka squirl033) is a Premiere Member, he will receive an Acme Made Laptop Sleeve or an Acme Made Kindle Hardback Folio case.

If you haven’t already, make sure to drop by the award thread to congratulate Rocky on his second Photograph of the Month win!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–09–02 12:00

It's Time to Vote for the September 2011 Photograph of the Month

Can you believe we’re coming up on the end of August already? There’s a psychological boundary, for me at least, that the close of August and the beginning of September signals. As a child it meant summer was over and it was time to go back to school. I guess that feeling still stuck with me decades later.

For us around the Corner, though, the last week of every month means it’s time to vote on the best photographs posted up in the Corner forums and galleries that have been posted up over the past month. One of the main benefits of Premiere Membership is the ability to nominate photographs for the Photograph of the Month contests - and this month they did a bang up job. Check out the 15 photographs that made the final cut this month in the September 2011 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery. You have until the end of the month (around 5pm EST on August 31st) to cast your vote.

The contest is being sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories) and Acme Made (best known for incorporating innovative textiles and materials with contemporary styling to produce attractive bags, cases and sleeves for laptops, eReaders, smart phones, and digital cameras). If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive an Acme Made Laptop Sleeve or an Acme Made Kindle Hardback Folio case. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

So you’ve got just under a week to browse through the entries and cast your vote - before September is here! Get on it!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2011–08–24 21:07

Jim Harris Wins His Third PotM

August 2011 Photograph of the MonthThe competition was tight, and the votes were quite spread out, but after they were tallied up, jaharris1001’s photo “Old Citrus Wagon on a HOT Summer Night” took almost 1/5th of the ballots cast (you can see the final voting results here). To see the other photos up for the title of August 2011 Photograph of the Month, drop by the August 2011 PotM Photo Gallery.

The contest was sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories) and Lowepro (inventors and designers of popular camera bags, photographers and lovers of the natural world who take our reputation as The Trusted Original™ to heart). Since Jim is, of course, a Premiere Member, he will receive a Lowepro Terraclime 100 camera bag.

Make sure to drop by the award thread in the forums to check out a full version of the winning photo, and to congratulate Jim on his third Photograph of the Month.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2011–08–04 13:25

Vote for the August 2011 Photograph of the Month

I can’t believe it’s already time to be voting for the August 2011 Photograph of the Month - summer (for those of us in the northern hemisphere, at least) is flying by. The photographs for every Photograph of the Month contest (PotM for short) are nominated throughout the month by the Premiere Members of the site. With a week to go in the month, I wade through all the nominations (special shout-out to chellezfotoz for a bunch of the nominations each month!), and then post up 10-15 of the best ones in a photo gallery. The community has the opportunity to browse through the photos, then cast their vote in the voting thread in the forum. After a week of voting, we tally all the votes and declare a winner!

The contest is being sponsored by our friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories) and Lowepro (inventors and designers of popular camera bags, photographers and lovers of the natural world who take our reputation as The Trusted Original™ to heart). If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lowepro Terraclime 100 camera bag. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

So you’ve got a couple of things to do.
  1. Head over to the August 2011 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery and browse through the photographs.
  2. Go to the voting thread to cast your vote.
  3. Continue enjoying the articles, tutorials, product reviews, projects, galleries, forums and contests on PhotographyCorner.
Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2011–07–25 14:01

"My First Star Scape" Wins the July 2011 PotM

July 2011 Photograph of the MonthIt may well have been biante12’s “first star scape” but according to the voting members of the Corner, it was good enough to win the July 2011 Photograph of the Month honors. By only a couple of votes (check the final voting results here), John picked up his first Photograph of the Month win after being a member of the Corner for almost 6 years! It was a close race, and after you browse through the other nominations in the July 2011 PotM Photo Gallery, you’ll see why.

The contest was sponsored by out friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories) and Lowepro (inventors and designers of popular camera bags, photographers and lovers of the natural world who take our reputation as The Trusted Original™ to heart). Since biante12 was not yet a Premiere Member, he has received a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership!

If you haven’t already, check out a larger-sized version of the winning photograph, and congratulate John on his first PotM win here in the award thread.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2011–07–06 10:57

Your Vote Could Decide the July 2011 Photograph of the Month

It’s true. Voting for the Photograph of the Month contest is often very close. Sometimes a mere vote determines the winner. One of the neat things about the contests here on PhotographyCorner is that the community votes on each contest and the winners are declared by popular opinion. Some stuffy “judge” doesn’t decide which photograph is the best - you do! It could all come down to your vote. It’s a heavy responsibility, I know. But I think you’re up to the task.

We have 13 photographs to choose from this month - take a browse through them in the July 2011 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery. You have until the end of June to cast your vote in the voting thread here.

The contest is being sponsored by out friends at DayMen Photo Marketing (an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality imaging products and accessories) and Lowepro (inventors and designers of popular camera bags, photographers and lovers of the natural world who take our reputation as The Trusted Original™ to heart). If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lowepro Terraclime 100 camera bag. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

You vote could decide which photographer gets the accolades and prizes - cast your vote today!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–06–24 00:43
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