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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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Hot Air Balloons Over Tulip Field is the June 2011 PotM

June 2011 Photograph of the MonthAfter the votes had been counted, william88’s photo “Hot Air Balloons Over Tulip Field” took over a quarter of them and earning the title of June 2011 Photograph of the Month. This marks William’s first PotM win after placing 3rd in the 2010 Photograph of the Year contest.

Check out the other entries that were up for the June 2011 PotM in the photo gallery, and you can see the final voting results in the forum.

The contest this month was sponsored by Acme Made (Founded in 2002, Acme Made specializes in designing protective accessories for today’s modern lifestyle. The company is 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. Acme Made is “Designed Protection.”). Since William is a Premiere Member, he will receive his choice between several Acme Made camera bags/laptop sleeves/e-reader cases.

If you haven’t already, make sure to drop by the award thread to check out a larger version of William’s fantastic photograph, and to congratulate him on his victory!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2011–06–02 14:03

Pick the Winner of the June 2011 Photograph of the Month Contest

Pretty much every month over the past 7+ years, when it’s the last week of the month rolls around, we know it’s time to vote for the best photos posted up over the past month. Sure we’re not the only site that posts up a photograph of the month, but there aren’t many that feature the quality of photos we display each month, and certainly not many that give away prizes to the winner each month - and then to let the community decide each month? I think that makes the PhotographyCorner Photograph of the Month pretty unique.

Here’s how it works: Over the course of the month, 20,000+ of you post up photos in the forums and galleries. Premiere Members can nominate the best photos they come across throughout the month. With a week to go, I narrow down the nominations to the top 15 or so, and post them up in the contest galleries. Then the community has a week to browse through the galleries and cast their vote in the voting threads. On the first of the month, we count the vote, declare a winner, and give them a prize!

You can check out the June 2011 Photograph of the Month contest gallery here, then head on over to the voting thread to cast your vote before June 1st. The contest this month is being sponsored by Acme Made (Founded in 2002, Acme Made specializes in designing protective accessories for today’s modern lifestyle. The company is 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. Acme Made is “Designed Protection.”). If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive their choice between several Acme Made camera bags/laptop sleeves/e-reader cases. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

So head on over to the June 2011 PotM Gallery to check out the 15 fantastic photos from the past month, then make sure to cast your vote before June 1st!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2011–05–25 18:43
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New Nikonkidforever Picks Up 1st Photograph of the Month Victory

May 2011 Photograph of the MonthHe joined the Corner 2 weeks ago, had a photo nominated for the Photograph of the Month contest, and earlier today it was announced that he won his first Photograph of the Month. We’re talking, of course, of Nikonkidforever and the May 2011 Photograph of the Month contest. But I mean, with a photograph like this, it’s not wonder it took over 21% of the votes - it’s a spectacular capture of a bald eagle.

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 their reputation as The Trusted Original™ to heart). Since Jere was not a Premiere Member (tisk, tisk), he’ll receive a Lowepro Cirrus 100 camera bag (a small, but surprisingly cute and useful camera bag).

If you haven’t already, take a browse through the May 2011 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery and see the photos that were nominated for the title this month, then make sure to swing by the award thread to congratulate Jere on his first PotM win (and to welcome him to the Corner - he’s only been here 2 weeks!).

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2011–05–02 17:38

Pick Your Favorite Photo for the May 2011 PotM

As many have noticed, there are quite a few images from “new” members up for the May 2011 Photograph of the Month. Don’t believe me? Check out the line-up here in the May 2011 Photograph of the Month Photo Gallery. See many names you recognize? To be fair, there have been a bunch of new members join the forum that have migrated over from another forum recently, so it’s not like the folks new to the Corner are new to photography. And I guess it makes sense that new members will post up some of their best work as a “photographic introduction.” That’s my theory, at least. Either way, it’s great to see a lot of new photographers represented in the Photograph of the Month contest.

The contest is 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 Apex 110 AW (Blue) camera bag. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lowepro Cirrus 100 camera bag.

Browse through the 15 nominated photographers in the May 2011 PotM Gallery, then head over to the forums to cast your vote in the voting thread. Voting ends at approximately 6:00pm EST (10:00pm GMT) on Saturday, April 30th, 2011, and the winner will be announced on May 1st. Now perform your civic duty, and GO VOTE!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sun, 2011–04–24 12:47
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