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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

Shuksan Afternoon is the October 2009 Photograph of the Month

October 2009 Photograph of the MonthYou’re probably as surprised as I was to find out that the winner of the October 2009 Photograph of the Month contest, squirl033 had never received Photograph of the Month honors until now. Winston “Rocky” Rockwell’s PhotographyCorner resume include the winner of the 2006 Photograph of the Year, and he placed third in the 2008 Photograph of the Year contest. But the October 2009 Photograph of the Month marks his first monthly win. The winning photograph titled “Shuksan Afternoon,” is a 5-shot vertical stitch taken in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (Mount Shuksan in Washington).

You can see the other photographs that were nominated for the October 2009 PotM in the Contest Corner Galleries, and browse through the final voting results in the voting thread. The contest was sponsored by Lensbaby.com, and since Rocky is a Premiere Member, he’ll receive the recently reviewed Lensbaby Composer.

Make sure to drop by the award thread to congratulate Rocky on his first Photograph of the Month win!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2009–10–02 13:29

Double Voting Reminder

It doesn’t happen very often - at least I try to schedule it so it doesn’t - but this month the voting for both the October 2009 Photograph of the Month and the voting for Contest Corner Challenge #67: Food For Thought have completely overlapped. Voting for both contests started yesterday (September 23rd), and both end on September 30th, with the winners being announced on October 1st. There are a lot of photos to go through, but every vote counts. Below, in point form, is all the info you need to make an informed decision.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2009–09–24 21:44

Uncommon View is the First Premiere Project PotM

Since late 2008, the winner of each Premiere Project has been automatically entered into each Photograph of the Month contest (see this blog post for all the details). None of the Premiere Project winning photographs, however, have ever beat out all the other fantastic photographs posted on the forum in any given month. None until this month, that is. Uncommon View by tamara - the winning photograph from Premiere Project #59 -, by one vote, has been awarded the September 2009 Photograph of the Month.

You can browse through the photographs that were in the running in the September 2009 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery, and check out the final voting results in the voting thread. The contest was sponsored by one of our favorite sponsors from Lensbaby.com. Since tamara is a Premiere Member, she will receive a Lensbaby Composer (a a $270 value!).

Check out tamara’s winning photograph and make sure to congratulate her on her first Photograph of the Month win in the award thread!

Want an automatic entry in the Photograph of the Month contests? You have to become a Premiere Member and participate in the Premiere Projects. Get all the details on how to become a Premiere Member here: www.photographycorner.com/premiere-membership.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2009–09–01 23:37

Cast Your Vote for the September 2009 Photograph of the Month

It’s the last week of the month (I can’t believe it’s almost September!) which means it’s time to vote for the best photograph from the past month and decide which photograph will be displayed on the homepage of PhotographyCorner.com as the September 2009 Photograph of the Month.

As always, the nominations were put forth by Premiere Members, and after being whittled down, we are left with 14 photographs to vote on. You can browse through the nominated photographs in the September 2009 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery, and you have until 4pm EST on August 31st, 2009 (that’s 8pm GMT) to cast your vote (you can also see each photograph, in addition to the poll in the voting thread).

The contest is sponsored by our favorite selective focus lens manufacturer Lensbaby.com. Lensbaby will award the winner a Lensbaby Composer (a $270 value!!!) if the winner is a Premiere Member, or a Lensbaby Muse (a $150 value!) if they are not a Premiere Member.

Congrats to all the photographs who have their photographs up for the September 2009 Photograph of the Month (including two by tamara and jaharris1001). Make sure to check out the fantastic photographs and cast your vote before the end of the month!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2009–08–24 17:01

Big Sur, CA is the August 2009 Photograph of the Month

As a popular tourist destination in the summer months, especially for photographers, Big Sur, California is a fitting subject for PhotographyCorner’s August 2009 Photograph of the Month. After dozens of nominations were whittled down to 15 photographs, the community voted. The votes were close, but with almost 16% of the vote, shniks’s photograph taken at sunset in Big Sur, California was declared the victor. You can check out the nominated photographs in the August 2009 Photograph of the Month Gallery, and you can see the final voting results in the voting thread in the forum.

The August 2009 Photograph of the Month contest was sponsored by our friends at Lensbaby.com, who are proud to present Nikhil Shahi with a Lensbaby Muse with Double Glass Optic (valued at $150!). Make sure to check out the winning photograph of Big Sur, California, and to congratulate Nikhil on his first PotM win in the award thread!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2009–08–04 00:06

Voting for the August 2009 Photograph of the Month

It’s a couple of days later than normal, but around the Corner, the last week of each month means it’s time to cast our votes for the upcoming Photograph of the Month. This month is no exception. Over the next week or so, we have the opportunity to browse through the top 15 photographs posted on PhotographyCorner over the past month, then cast our vote for which one we think is best. You can browse through the nominated photographs here in the August 2009 Photograph of the Month Gallery, then head over to the voting thread to cast your vote.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2009–07–27 12:43

The July 2009 Photograph of the Month is "Hard Day" by Oneof42

July 2009 Photograph of the MonthNot one. Not two. Not three. Or even four. Five. FIVE. FIVE!! That’s the number of Photograph of the Month contests Oneof42 has now won - and he’s only been a member of the Corner for less than 3.5 years. There were fourteen photographs that made it to the voting round for the July 2009 Photograph of the Month, but once the all the votes were tallied, Andy’s “Hard Day” won out with over 21% of the votes. You can check out all the photographs that were up for the July 2009 Photograph of the Month in the Corner Contest Gallery, and you can see the final voting results in the July 2009 PotM voting thread.

The contest was sponsored by a very cool company in MOO.com, and for winning the July 2009 Photograph of the Month, Andy picks himself up a MOO ‘Pro’ Pocket Portfolio Pack (prize valued at $210, which includes: 1 × 200 pack of Business Cards, 1 × 100 pack of MiniCards, 1 × 60 pack of Postcards, 1 × 25 pack of Greeting Cards and 1 x Leather Business Card Holder).

Make sure you drop by the July 2009 PotM award thread to congratulate Andy on his fifth Photograph of the Month victory.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2009–07–02 14:43
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