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Carlo Galliani Wins His First Photograph of the Month Contest

Amidst all the commotion of the Photograph of the Year contest, it can be easy to overlook our Photograph of the Month contest. There were some amazing nominations this month (browse through them in the January 2013 PotM Photo Gallery, but after voting was complete, carlogalliani finally won his first Photograph of the Month contest with his refraction shot called “Reflection in Drops.” You can see the final voting results now revealed in the voting thread.

We usually have sponsors for our contests, but unfortunately no one stepped up for the January contest this year (if you’re interested in sponsoring a contest, check out our advertising page for more info). Since Carlo is not a Premiere Member, he unfortunately doesn’t receive a prize. If he had been a Premiere Member, he would have picked himself up a set of super-awesome Silver Brass Camera Cufflinks (oh well - maybe I’ll offer them up again next time we don’t have a contest sponsor!).

Oh, and don’t forget to drop by the award thread to check out a larger version of Carlo’s winning photograph, and to congratulate him on his first Photograph of the Month victory!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2013–01–07 17:55

One Day Left to Cast Your Vote for the January PotM

Welcome to 2013!! Due to the holidays, voting for the January 2013 Photograph of the Month was postponed for a couple of days, so you still have a day left to cast your vote!

For those that are new to the Corner, every month, the Premiere Members of the site nominate the best photographs they come across around the Corner, and then during the last week of the month, the entire community votes on which ones they like the best.

Browse through the nominated photographs in the January 2013 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery, then head on over to the voting thread to cast your vote before voting ends tomorrow.

We usually have sponsors for our contests, but unfortunately no one stepped up for the January contest this year (if you’re interested in sponsoring a contest, check out our advertising page for more info). But never fear, I’ve still got a prize for the winner! If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive super-awesome Silver Brass Camera Cufflinks. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Why not become a Premiere Member today? Lifetime Premiere Memberships are on sale for HALF PRICE for only 1 more day!!

So what are you waiting for, go cast your vote already!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2013–01–03 11:50

"Patricia Lake at Dawn" is the December 2012 Photograph of the Month

With voting complete, “Patricia Lake at Dawn” by gareth12468’s won a close battle to take the final Photograph of the Month challenge of 2012. Browse through the nominated photographs in the December 2012 PotM Photo Gallery, and check out the final voting results here in the voting thread.

We usually have sponsors for our contests, but unfortunately no one stepped up for the December contest this year (if you’re interested in sponsoring a contest, check out our advertising page for more info). Since Gareth is not a Premiere Member, he unfortunately doesn’t receive a prize. If he had been a Premiere Member, he would have picked himself up a set of super-awesome Silver Brass Camera Cufflinks (oh well - guess I’ll have to keep ‘em for myself!). Why not become a Premiere Member today?

Oh, and don’t forget to drop by the award thread to check out a larger version of Gareth’s winning photograph, and to congratulate him on his first Photograph of the Month victory!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2012–12–05 11:30

Vote for the December 2012 Photograph of the Month

Can you believe we’re less than a month away from Christmas? Yikes! The last week of November snuck up on me quickly - it’s already time to cast our votes for the December 2012 Photograph of the Month contest. Every month, the Premiere Members of the site nominate the best photographs they come across around the Corner, and then during the last week of the month, the entire community votes on which ones they like the best.

Browse through the nominated photographs in the December 2012 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery, then head on over to the voting thread to cast your vote before voting ends on December 2nd.

We usually have sponsors for our contests, but unfortunately no one stepped up for the December contest this year (if you’re interested in sponsoring a contest, check out our advertising page for more info). But never fear, I’ve still got a prize for the winner! If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive super-awesome Silver Brass Camera Cufflinks. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Why not become a Premiere Member today?

So what are you waiting for, go cast your vote already!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2012–11–26 11:19

Green House Gas IR Color by mrchile is the November 2012 PotM

November 2012 Photograph of the MonthPremiere Members nominated the photographs. I narrowed down the nominations. Then the community voted. When it was all said and done, by 1 vote, “Green House Gas IR Color” by mrchile ended up taking top honors by winning the November 2012 Photograph of the Month contest. You can see the nominated photographs in the November 2012 PotM Photo Gallery, and the final voting results now revealed in the voting thread.

The contest this month was sponsored by the Photography Web Marketing Guide by Zach Prez. He’s been in the Internet marketing industry for more than ten years and written seven ebooks for photographers. His expertise includes search engine optimization, email marketing, website analytics, internet usability, and copywriting for the web. If John was a Premiere Member, he would have received the Zach Prez eBook Collection - an $87 value on sale now for only $49! The eBook Collection includes Photography Web Marketing Guide, Photography Blog Success, and 55 Smart Web Ideas for Photographers.

Drop by the award thread to check out a larger version of the winning photograph, and to congratulate John on his first Photograph of the Month victory!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sun, 2012–11–04 23:06

Cast Your Vote for the November 2012 Photograph of the Month

October is almost over (are you ready for Halloween?), which means it’s time to cast our vote for the best photograph displayed in the forums and galleries over the past month. Throughout the month, Premiere Members get to nominate photographs (one of the perks of Premiere Membership). Then, during the last week of the month, the community gets to vote on which photograph will be displayed on the home page. Take a look which photographs made the final cut in the November 2012 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery.

The contest this month is being sponsored by the Photography Web Marketing Guide by Zach Prez. He’s been in the Internet marketing industry for more than ten years and written seven ebooks for photographers. His expertise includes search engine optimization, email marketing, website analytics, internet usability, and copywriting for the web. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive the Zach Prez eBook Collection - an $87 value on sale now for only $49! The eBook Collection includes Photography Web Marketing Guide, Photography Blog Success, and 55 Smart Web Ideas for Photographers. If you’re not a Premiere Member, or you don’t have a photograph in the running this month, I’d definitely recommend you check out Zach’s ebook collection - I have all 3 books, and they’re well worth the price.

So once you’ve had a chance to drop by the photo gallery and browse the fantastic photographs, head on over to the voting thread to cast your vote. Voted ends at approximately 12:15am EST on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 (4:15am GMT). The winner will be posted (much) later that day. What are you waiting for? Go vote!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2012–10–26 13:27

Jim Harris Wins the October 2012 PotM Contest

October 2012 Photograph of the MonthWhile most of you have probably already browsed your way over to the Photograph of the Month forum already, for those that rely on the Corner Blog for their PhotographyCorner news: Jim Harris (aka jaharris1001), with his photograph 1920’s Pilons on Lake Munroe, Florida, won the October 2012 Photograph of the Month contest.

You can browse through the other nominated photographs in the October 2012 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery, and see the final voting results in the voting thread.

The contest this month was sponsored by Cotton Carrier. The Cotton Carrier Camera System was created by photographer Andy Cotton Chamberlayne. In his dual careers as a successful landscape photographer and prominent Special Effects Coordinator for the motion picture industry, Andy recognized the need for a more comfortable, secure and efficient way to carry a heavy SLR camera. The Cotton Carrier works with any SLR, Point & Shoot, or Video Camera using the standard 1/4” tripod mount system, with any camera and lens size combination.

You had to be a Premiere Member to win a prize this month… so since Jim is indeed a Premiere Member, he will receive the Cotton Carier StrapShot - a $79 value!

Make sure to drop by the award thread to check out the full-sized version of Jim’s winning photograph, and to congratulate him on his fourth Photograph of the Month victory!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2012–10–09 15:14

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

It’s the last week of September (how did that happen??!?) which means it’s time to browse through the forums and galleries and find the best photographs uploaded in the past month (it’s actually one of the perks of Premiere Membership to be able to nominate photographs for the Photograph of the Month contest). Check out the nominated photographs for this month in the October 2012 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery.

The contest this month is being sponsored by Cotton Carrier. The Cotton Carrier Camera System was created by photographer Andy Cotton Chamberlayne. In his dual careers as a successful landscape photographer and prominent Special Effects Coordinator for the motion picture industry, Andy recognized the need for a more comfortable, secure and efficient way to carry a heavy SLR camera. The Cotton Carrier works with any SLR, Point & Shoot, or Video Camera using the standard 1/4” tripod mount system, with any camera and lens size combination.

You have to be a Premiere Member to win a prize this month… so if the winner is indeed a Premiere Member, they’ll receive the Cotton Carier StrapShot - a $79 value!

Once you’ve had a chance to check out those 14 fantastic photographs, head on over to the voting thread to cast your vote. You have until October 2nd to vote, so you’d better get a move on!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2012–09–26 19:39

The September 2012 Photograph of the Month Is 'Dawn of Time' by Bozzzzz

September 2012 Photograph of the MonthWe announced the winner a little late (I was on vacation - thanks for understanding!), but for Bozzzzz, I’m sure it was worth the wait. With over 1/3rd of the votes, Mike ran away with the September 2012 Photograph of the Month contest with his photograph “Dawn of Time.” Check out the final voting results here in the voting thread.

The contest was sponsored by our friends at Cotton Carrier. The Cotton Carrier Camera System was created by photographer Andy Cotton Chamberlayne. In his dual careers as a successful landscape photographer and prominent Special Effects Coordinator for the motion picture industry, Andy recognized the need for a more comfortable, secure and efficient way to carry a heavy SLR camera. The Cotton Carrier works with any SLR, Point & Shoot, or Video Camera using the standard 1/4” tripod mount system, with any camera and lens size combination.

For winning the September 2012 Photograph of the Month, Mike, since he’s a Premiere Member, picks himself up a Cotton Carrier StrapShot - a $79 value!

Make sure to drop by the award thread to congratulate Mike on his first PotM victory.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2012–09–10 20:09

Cast Your Vote for the September 2012 Photograph of the Month

I can’t believe that August is almost over - where did the summer go??! For the past 8+ years, the last week around the Corner always means we’re voting on the upcoming Photograph of the Month contest, and this month is no different. You can check out the nominated photographs in the September 2012 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery, and once you’ve browsed through them, you can cast your vote in the voting thread. You have until approximately 9:00pm EST on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 (1:00am GMT on Monday, September 3rd) to cast your vote.

The contest is being sponsored by our friends at Cotton Carrier. The Cotton Carrier Camera System was created by photographer Andy Cotton Chamberlayne. In his dual careers as a successful landscape photographer and prominent Special Effects Coordinator for the motion picture industry, Andy recognized the need for a more comfortable, secure and efficient way to carry a heavy SLR camera. The Cotton Carrier works with any SLR, Point & Shoot, or Video Camera using the standard 1/4” tripod mount system, with any camera and lens size combination.

If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a Cotton Carrier StrapShot - a $79 value! If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Why not become a Premiere Member today?! We’ve got a HALF OFF sale on for a couple more weeks!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sun, 2012–08–26 22:13

Vote for the 2012 August Photograph of the Month

The month of July is coming to a close, which means here around the Corner, it’s time to cast our votes for the upcoming Photograph of the Month.

Here’s how it works: Throughout the month, Premiere Members browse through the forums and galleries and nominate the best photographs they come across. When it comes to voting time, I wade through all their nominations and pick the top 10-15 photographs. Then, for 7 days, the community votes, and a winner is announced. The winning photographer has their photograph posted on the homepage of PhotographyCorner for a month, and usually picks up a pretty sweet prize.

You can browse through the 15 photographs up for the August 2012 Photograph of the Month contest here in the August 2012 PotM Photo Gallery. Once you’ve decided which one you think best deserves to be the August 2012 Photograph of the Month, head on over to the voting thread to leave your comments and cast your vote. Voting ends at approximately 1:00am EST on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 (5:00am GMT).

The contest is being sponsored by Creative Motion Design - A full service shop that helps you get your HTML or Flash website up and running quickly! If you’re looking for something more custom, they have in-house designers just for you. Mobile and iPad friendly, these sites are sure to impress. It’s extremely important to have a great website to show off your business, your photography, and you the photographer. Creative Motion Design believes your website should be simple, beautiful and easy to edit. CMD not only provides amazing website templates but also helps you understand and edit your own site. They also provide a Photo Cart, Website Hosting and much more!

If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a full pro website package, which includes a free HTML or Flash website with photo cart and one year free hosting - a $395 value! If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership (and don’t forget that Premiere Memberships are currently on sale for HALF PRICE!!).

So drop by the photo gallery and check out the best photographs from the past month, then cast your vote in the voting thread here. The winner will be announced August 2nd!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2012–07–28 12:38

The July Photograph of the Month is Untitled by Michael Chen

July 2012 Photograph of the MonthI know it’s a little later than normal (I blame it on the sniffles that won’t go away, coupled with a poor internet connection at the cottage last week), but we’ve finally announced the July 2012 Photograph of the Month: Untitled by michaelchen. Check out the full version of the photograph and congratulate Michael on his first PotM victory here in the award thread.

It was a close race, with Michael’s photograph taking the prize by only 1 vote! You can view the final voting results here.

The contest was sponsored by Totally Rad! - makers of software for photographers with a mission to simplify the post-processing of digital images for photo lovers everywhere. With their actions, plug-ins, and presets you’ll edit better photos faster. Use the PhotographyCorner-exclusive coupon code “1377RAD” to save 15% off the purchase of anything in their store. Since Michael is a Premiere Member, he will receive a copy of RadLab - a $149 value! Booyah!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2012–07–09 17:12

Vote for the "Totally Rad!" July Photograph of the Month

Can you believe June is already almost over?! This year seems to be flying by! Here around the Corner, the last week of the month means we get to cast our votes on the best photographs posted up to the Corner forums and galleries over the past month. The best photographs are nominated by Premiere Members (one of the cool Premiere Member perks!), and then I narrow down the nominations to 10-15 photographs. Check out the top 15 photographs here in the July 2012 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery.

The contest is being sponsored by Totally Rad! - makers of software for photographers with a mission to simplify the post-processing of digital images for photo lovers everywhere. With their actions, plug-ins, and presets you’ll edit better photos faster. Use the PhotographyCorner-exclusive coupon code “1377RAD” to save 15% off the purchase of anything in their store. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a copy of RadLab - a $149 value! If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

So go check out the entries in the gallery, then head on over to the voting thread to cast your vote. Voting ends at approximately 12:30am EST on Sunday, July 1st, 2012 (4:30am GMT). But the end of the month will come more quickly than you think - cast your vote today!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sun, 2012–06–24 15:48

An Overdue Seascape by Parabol is the June 2012 PotM

June 2012 Photograph of the MonthIf you haven’t had the chance to browse through the seascape photographs by Kieran O’Connor (aka Parabol), you’re missing out - because they are spectacular. It’s no wonder his photograph “An Overdue Seascape” captured almost 1/5th of the votes from the June 2012 Photograph of the Month contest (although “Spring in Drops” by carlogalliani missed out by only 1 vote!). Check out the voting results here in the voting thread.

The contest this month was sponsored by Nations Photo Lab, or NPL as they are known to their clients. They create professional quality image and home décor products at amazingly competitive prices. So whether you are a professional photographer or an upcoming amateur, Nations Photo Lab has the online photo printing services you are looking for! Since Kieran is a Premiere Member, he will receive a $200 Gift Certificate to Nations Photo Lab. SWEET!

If you haven’t already, make sure to drop by the award thread to check out a larger version of the winning photograph and congratulate Parabol on winning his third Photograph of the Month contest!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2012–06–04 20:24

Make Your Vote Count in the June 2012 Photograph of the Month

It’s the last week of the month, which means that we’re voting on the best photograph posted to the Corner forums and galleries over the past month. The Premiere Members spend all month nominating their favorites that they come across in the forums and galleries, then I whittle them down to 10-15. Now it’s up to you to pick your favorite.

The photos are displayed in our Contest Galleries here. You can also see them in the voting thread here.

The contest this month is being sponsored by Nations Photo Lab, or NPL as they are known to their clients. They create professional quality image and home décor products at amazingly competitive prices. So whether you are a professional photographer or an upcoming amateur, Nations Photo Lab has the online photo printing services you are looking for!

If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a $200 Gift Certificate to Nations Photo Lab. Fill those white spaces on your wall with some of NPL’s most favored products! Wall Décor can include Gallery Blocks and Professional Photo Prints. This is not a contest to miss – we know our products will bring you bliss. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Nations Photo Lab. Jump on the decorate train! NPL’s products are far from plain. The best part is, you can get them for free! Just enter the contest and start your spree! Can include Sweet Frames (distressed picture frame style) and Gallery Wraps (stretched canvas)!

You have until approximately 1:00am EST on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 (5:00am GMT) to cast your vote - but it’s a tough line up this month, so don’t leave it until the last minute - cast your vote now!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2012–05–28 21:39

"In the Lily Pads" is the May 2012 PotM

May 2012 Photograph of the MonthIn the Lily Pads” by agiledogs garnered the most votes in the May 2012 Photograph of the Month contest, awarding Clark is first Photograph of the Month victory since joining the Corner just over a year ago. You can browse through all the nominated photographs in the May 2012 PotM Photo Gallery, and see the final voting results now revealed in the voting thread.

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 Clark was not a Premiere Member (I know, I’m just as surprised as you are!), he will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership (about time he’s in the Premiere Member Club).

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out a larger version of the winning photograph, and congratulate Clark on his first PotM victory in the award thread.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2012–05–02 14:08

Vote for the May 2012 Photograph of the Month

It’s that time again! We have 15 amazing photographs up for the May 2012 Photograph of the Month contest - check out the entries in the photo gallery! Before the end of the month, be sure to cast your vote here in the voting thread, as the winner will not only receive a prize, but will also have their photograph displayed on the PhotographyCorner homepage for the month of May.

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.

But before we can give away the prizes, we need you to cast your vote! Get on it already - you’ve gotta get your vote in by the end of the month!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2012–04–25 15:09
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"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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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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