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Time to Vote for the April Photograph of the Month

It’s not like you didn’t have enough to vote on already (hint: make sure to cast your vote for Contest Corner Challenge #84 here), but it’s the last week of the month, which means it’s time to vote for the upcoming Photograph of the Month. Around here, we vote on the last week of each month to decide which photograph, posted up in the forums and galleries, should receive the honor of being displayed on the homepage (which is why we vote on the April PotM in March…). One of the benefits of being a Premiere Member is the ability to nominate photographs throughout the month for the PotM. I have the priviledge of wading through the 50-100 nominations and whittling them down to 15. Check out the top 15 photographs posted to the Corner in the past month in the April 2011 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery.

Once you’ve spent some time browsing through the 15 fantastic nominations this month, head on over to the voting thread to cast your vote. You have until approximately 9:30pm EST on Thursday, March 31st, 2011 (1:30am GMT on Friday, April 1st, 2011) to make your vote count.

The contest is being sponsored by LaserSoft Imaging - renowned worldwide as a pioneer in the field of scanner and imaging software - both in the area of private and professional usage. The core product SilverFast® manages to regularly come up with advanced technical innovations. Physicist and visionary Mr. Karl-Heinz Zahorsky founded LaserSoft Imaging in 1986. Today, Mr. Zahrosky, who was involved in the very initiation of desktop imaging and color management, is the Chief Executive Officer of LaserSoft Imaging. LaserSoft Imaging’s headquarters are located in Kiel, a coastal city located in Schleswig-Holstein, Nothern Germany. A subsidiary was opened in Sarasota, Florida in 1997. The SilverFast range of products includes software for scanners, digital cameras, printers and for HDR imaging, as well as several specialized solutions. LaserSoft Imaging produces very high quality targets for IT8 color calibration. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a copy of the SilverFast DC Pro 6.6 Software (high-end digital camera software - a $299 Value!!!). If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

So all that’s left for you to do is check out the photos, and cast your vote. Enjoy the fantastic photography, and good luck to those that have a photo up for PotM honors!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–03–25 09:56

You've Gotta Decide: February 2011 Photograph of the Month

We do things a little differently here around PhotographyCorner. In retrospect, maybe it’s a little confusing, but it’s how we’ve done it for almost 7 years. I’m talking, of course, about how each Photograph of the Month contest seemingly happens a month too early. I mean, right now the community is voting on the February 2011 Photograph of the Month, and it’s not even February yet??! Here’s the rationale behind it: The winner of this vote (which will be announced on February 1st) will be displayed on the homepage of PhotographyCorner.com for the month of February, therefore it will be the “February 2011 Photograph of the Month,” not the best photograph taken in the month of February. The best photograph taken in the month of February, will be voted on at the end of February, but will be displayed as the March Photograph of the Month. See how that works? Hopefully that helps it make a little more sense.

Anyways, down to business. Voting started last night. You can check out the 15 photographs up for the February 2011 Photograph of the Month honors in the February 2011 PotM Photo Gallery here. Then, before voting ends at approximately 2:00am EST (7:00am GMT) on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011, head on over to the voting thread/poll and cast your vote (the photos are also posted in the voting thread). Double congrats to Putunetika and benas, who both have 2 photos up this month!

The contest is being sponsored by LaserSoft Imaging, who is renowned worldwide as a pioneer in the field of scanner and imaging software - both in the area of private and professional usage. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a copy of the SilverFast HDR Studio Hot Folder (48bit RAW data processing for high dynamic range imaging - a $556 Value!!! - Booyah!). If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a copy of the SilverFast DC VLT (software that will help you organize, manage and review images in an easy way - an $85 Value).

Pretty cool that you have the opportunity to win a $500+ prize just for posting up your photo for the world to see, eh? All you have to do to enter the Photograph of the Month contest is post a photo up in the forums or galleries, and then hope a Premiere Member nominates it (or become a Premiere Member and nominate it yourself!). So if you want in on this contest next month, show us your photos! But in the meantime, we need your vote - check out the entries and cast your vote today!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2011–01–25 15:05

The First 2011 Photograph of the Month Winner Is...

January 2011 Photograph of the MonthThe first Photograph of the Month victory of 2011, an untitled photograph by Danielle_T, easily won the majority of the votes, with over 1/3rd of the total votes. As always, you can check out the final voting results in the voting thread (here). This not only marks the first PotM win of 2011, but also the first PotM for Danielle Tunstall, a UK photographer with a unique portfolio (which can be viewed in full on her website www.danielletunstall.com). While most of Danielle’s photographs are “portraits,” they tend to have a dark and disturbing feel to them; “I don’t do my work to shock or gore for gores sake, I’m simply making visual comments on life and the human species. The evening news is far more upsetting than anything I could ever produce - and that is fact. My work is purely fiction based on reality,” comments Danielle on her photography.

The contest was sponsored by the Lead Sponsor of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year contest: PrintedArt. This marks the 4th Photograph of the Month contest sponsored by PrintedArt, who have donated over $1,000 in prizes so far. PrintedArt is an online collection of emerging and established fine art photography sold as finished artwork on advanced display material such as acrylic and aluminum dibond. Photographers can also use the PrintedArt photolab to print their own work on the same modern display material. Since Danielle is a Premiere Member, she will receive a production of their photograph on aluminum dibond with acrylic finish (maximum length or height of 20 inches - a $150 value).

If you haven’t already, make sure to drop by the award thread to congratulate Danielle on her first Photograph of the Month victory!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2011–01–06 15:24

Cast Your Vote for the 1st PotM of 2011

As 2010 comes to a close with the excitement of the 2010 Photograph of the Year contest, it’s easy to look past some of the other contests going on around the Corner (one of the reasons we’re taking a couple weeks off from the Contest Corner Challenges). Don’t look past the January 2011 Photograph of the Year contest, though - there are 15 fantastic photographs up for the title of the 1st Photograph of the Year in 2011. Take a look at the whittled down, nominated photographs in the January 2011 PotM Photo Gallery. Once you’ve browsed through the photos, head on over to the voting thread to cast your vote before 2:30am EST (7:30am GMT) on Tuesday, January 4th, 2010.

The contest is being sponsored by the Lead Sponsor of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year contest: PrintedArt. This marks the 4th Photograph of the Month contest sponsored by PrintedArt, who have donated over $1,000 in prizes so far. PrintedArt is an online collection of emerging and established fine art photography sold as finished artwork on advanced display material such as acrylic and aluminum dibond. Photographers can also use the PrintedArt photolab to print their own work on the same modern display material. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a production of their photograph on aluminum dibond with acrylic finish (maximum length or height of 20 inches - a $150 value). If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a production of their photograph on aluminum dibond with acrylic finish (maximum length or height of 15 inches - a $90 value).

Voting started a couple of days late this month due to the holidays, so we’ve extended voting a couple extra days until January 4th. Don’t let the voting days slip away, though - cast your vote today (and the winner will be announced on January 4th!).

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2010–12–28 18:06

Calatrava's Dream is the December 2010 Photograph of the Month

December 2010 Photograph of the MonthThe City of Arts and Sciences (Valencian: Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, Spanish: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, an internationally recognized and award-winning Valencian Spanish architect, sculptor and structural engineer, it is now also featured as the December 2010 Photograph of the Month, thanks to the brilliant photograph charales took of it.

Check out the other fantastic photographs that were up for the December 2010 Photograph of the Month in the December 2010 PotM Gallery, and see how the votes all broke down in the voting thread (spoiler: Calatrava’s Dream by Carlos received almost 1/5th of the votes). The contest was sponsored by one of our new favorite sponsors: PrintedArt - an online collection of emerging and established fine art photography sold as finished artwork on advanced display material such as acrylic and aluminum dibond. Photographers can also use the PrintedArt photolab to print their own work on the same modern display material. Since Carlos is not a Premiere Member, he will receive a production of his photograph (or another photograph of his choice) on aluminum dibond with acrylic finish (maximum length or height of 15 inches - a $90 value).

Take a look at his award-winning photograph of an award-winning structure in the award thread (a lot of awards going on here). Make sure to give Carlos a warm-welcome to the Corner (he only joined last month) and congratulate him on his first (obviously) Photograph of the Month victory!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2010–12–04 03:25

Your Time to Vote for the December Photograph of the Month

I’m not giving you a ton of notice, and for that, I apologize. But you still have a couple of days - a couple of days to cast your vote for the best photograph up for the title of December 2010 Photograph of the Month. Every month, during the last week of the month, the community gets together to decide which photograph posted up over the past month deserves to hang out on the homepage of PhotographyCorner.com (and pick up some sweet prizes by our awesome sponsors). The Premiere Members nominate photographs throughout the month (special kudos to chellezfotoz who is super consistent at nominating photographs each month), and I whittle them down to the 15 you have to vote on each month. Check out the top 15 photos from the past month here in the December 2010 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery, then go on over to the December 2010 Photograph of the Month voting thread to cast your vote. Voting ends at approximately 3:00am EST (8:00am GMT) on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010.

The contest is being sponsored by one of our new favorite sponsors: PrintedArt - an online collection of emerging and established fine art photography sold as finished artwork on advanced display material such as acrylic and aluminum dibond. Photographers can also use the PrintedArt photolab to print their own work on the same modern display material. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a production of their photograph on aluminum dibond with acrylic finish (maximum length or height of 20 inches - a $150 value). If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a production of their photograph on aluminum dibond with acrylic finish (maximum length or height of 15 inches - a $90 value).

You’ve only got a couple of days to vote - so go do it now before it’s too late!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sun, 2010–11–28 17:06

4 in One is the November 2010 Photograph of the Month

November 2010 Photograph of the Month - 4 in One by cup4tmlIt’s not the first time it’s happened, but the community is always excited when it does. The November 2010 Photograph of the Month comes directly out of the Premiere Projects. The voting was spread pretty thin, but with over 12% of the votes, cup4tml’s entry into Premiere Project #87 took the November 2010 crown with his photo titled “4 in One.” Check out the final voting results here.

The contest is being sponsored by one of our new favourite sponsors here around the Corner: PrintedArt - an online collection of emerging and established fine art photography sold as finished artwork on advanced display material such as acrylic and aluminum dibond. Photographers can also use the PrintedArt photolab to print their own work on the same modern display material. PhotographyCorner and PrintedArt also recently announced a joint photography collection based on the winning photographs of the Photograph of the Month contest. Get all the details of this new partnership here.

Since Doug is a Premiere Member, he will receive a production of his photograph on aluminum dibond with acrylic finish (a $150 value) courtesy of PrintedArt.

If you haven’t already, make sure to drop by the award thread and congratulate Doug on his first Photograph of the Month win.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2010–11–01 20:32

PrintedArt and the Corner Launch Joint Photography Collection

In case you missed the press release earlier today, we’ve got a huge announcement to share the with the community. PhotographyCorner is partnering with one of our newest sponsors, PrintedArt, to launch a joint fine art photography collection, based on our Photograph of the Month contest! All future PotM winners will be invited to participate, and the joint collection will be marketed by both companies through our websites and other channels.

As you probably already know, PrintedArt is a web-based fine art photography collection that curates a highly selective gallery for the home decor and hospitality markets. Every image in the collection is sold in a limited edition and produced in a modern gallery-grade display format mounted either on aluminum dibond and finished with acrylic, printed on canvas, or as fine art prints on archival paper for custom framing.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2010–10–27 17:59
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Vote for the November 2010 Photograph of the Month

The end of the month around the Corner is always an exciting time because we have the chance, as a community, to vote on the best photographs posted to the Corner in the past month. Throughout the month, the Premiere Members nominate awesome photographs they see posted in the forums and the galleries, then I have the difficult task of narrowing down those nominations to 10-15 photographs that we all get to vote on. Check out the 15 photographs we have up for the November 2010 Photograph Month here in the Photo Gallery. You have until the wee hours of the morning on November 1st to cast your vote here in the voting thread. The photo with the most votes wins!!

The contest is being sponsored by one of our new favorite sponsors: PrintedArt - an online collection of emerging and established fine art photography sold as finished artwork on advanced display material such as acrylic and aluminum dibond. Photographers can also use the PrintedArt photolab to print their own work on the same modern display material. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a production of their photograph on aluminum dibond with acrylic finish (maximum length or height of 20 inches - a $150 value). If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a production of their photograph on aluminum dibond with acrylic finish (maximum length or height of 15 inches - a $90 value).

Last month the voting was ridiculously close as jaharris1001 pulled off the win by ONE vote with TEN other entries within 9 votes - so make your vote count!!! Cast your vote today.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2010–10–25 14:37

Early Morning Flow by Jim Harris is the October 2010 PotM

October 2010 Photograph of the Month - Early Morning Flow by jaharris1001Photographs of soft, flowing water have taken the last two Photograph of the Month contests (see the August 2010 Photograph of the Month and the September 2010 Photograph of the Month) and jaharris1001 (aka Jim Harris) continued the trend by taking October 2010 Photograph of the Month honors with his photograph “Early Morning Flow” (pictured right). The voting was ridiculously close, though, as Jim pulled off the win by ONE vote, and TEN other entries within 9 votes - one of the tightest votes we’ve ever seen!! Check out the final voting results here.

The contest is being sponsored by one of our newest sponsors here around the Corner: PrintedArt - an online collection of emerging and established fine art photography sold as finished artwork on advanced display material such as acrylic and aluminum dibond. Photographers can also use the PrintedArt photolab to print their own work on the same modern display material.

Since Jim is a Premiere Member, he will receive a production of his photograph on aluminum dibond with acrylic finish (a $150 value) courtesy of PrintedArt. And that photo is going to look fantastic on aluminum dibond.

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

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2010–10–02 23:40

Pick the Winner of the October 2010 Photograph of the Month

It feels like we just announced the winner of the September 2010 Photograph of the Month, but here we are ready to begin voting on the October 2010 Photograph of the Month - September just flew by. As we truck along, the photographers that call the Corner home continue to improve, and the impressive line-up of nominated photographs this month easily prove my point - check out the 15 photos up for the October 2010 crown in the October 2010 Photograph of the Month Gallery. Double kudos to squirl033, Spicoli & jaharris1001 for each having 2 photos up for the award.

Voting began late last night/early this morning, so once you’ve had a chance to check out the photos, head on over to the voting thread and cast your votes. Voting ends at approximately 3:00am EST on Friday, October 1st, 2010 (7:00am GMT), and we’ll announce the winner later that day.

We’ve got a new sponsor for this contest, who you should be seeing more of around the Corner in the coming months (don’t want to give away all the surprises, though ) - PrintedArt - an online collection of emerging and established fine art photography sold as finished artwork on advanced display material such as acrylic and aluminum dibond. Photographers can also use the PrintedArt photolab to print their own work on the same modern display material. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a production of their photograph on aluminum dibond with acrylic finish (maximum length or height of 20 inches - a $150 value). If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a production of their photograph on aluminum dibond with acrylic finish (maximum length or height of 15 inches - a $90 value).

We’ve got some other surprises coming from PrintedArt soon, but you’ll have to keep your eyes on the Corner Blog to find out what they are. In the meantime, make sure to cast your vote for the October 2010 Photograph of the Month (and don’t forget to congratulate those who have photos up for the crown!).

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2010–09–24 17:46

Parabol Wins Second PotM in a Row

September 2010 Photograph of the MonthThis may seem like déjà vu, but like last month, Parabol has won the Photograph of the Month contest with a beautiful Australian seascape. The September 2010 Photograph of the Month, as voted on by you - the community - is “On a Lone Winter Morning…” capturing over 31% of the votes. If you haven’t already, take a browse through the 15 photographs that were up for the title of September 2010 Photograph of the Month in the contest gallery. You can see the final voting results here in the voting thread.

Since Parabol won a Premiere Membership last month, he will receive an M-Rock Yellowstone 651 Holster Camera Bag (read our review of it here) courtesy of M-Rock - a leading manufacturer of high quality camera, camcorder, lens bags, sling-backpacks and travel cases for professional photographers and enthusiasts.

Make sure to drop by the award thread to congratulate Kieran on his second straight Photograph of the Month win!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2010–09–02 14:21

Voting for the September 2010 Photograph of the Month

August is coming to a close (I can’t believe it’s almost September already), and that means it’s time for us to cast our votes for the upcoming Photograph of the Month. Every month, during the last week of each month, the PhotographyCorner community gets together and the Premiere Members nominate photographs posted to the Corner from the past month (in the forums or galleries). I have the arduous job of narrowing down those nominations to 15 or so photographs. Then the community has 7 days to cast their vote. Around the first of each month, the winner is announced and is featured on the homepage of PhotographyCorner for the entire month.

You can check out the 15 photographs up for the honors here in the September 2010 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery, then head on over to the voting thread to make your decision. The contest is sponsored by M-Rock, a leading manufacturer of high quality camera, camcorder, lens bags, sling-backpacks and travel cases for professional photographers and enthusiasts. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a M-Rock Yellowstone 651 Holster Camera Bag (read the newly posted review of it here). If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a M-Rock Mesa Verde 644 Compact Camera Bag (read the newly posted review of it here).

There are some fantastic photographs up for the September 2010 Photograph of the Month, including two by Scott111184, Eric Diller and cup4tml. So make sure to swing by the award thread before the end of the month to cast your vote. On September 1st, we’ll announce the winner and award them with a new M-Rock camera bag and Photograph of the Month honors!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2010–08–25 11:39

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
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