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"The Walk About" is the 2011 Premiere Project Photograph of the Year

After a week of voting (check out the voting results here), the community has decided that “The Walk About” by jim3584, the winning photograph of Premiere Project #109: Reflections, is the best Premiere Project photograph from 2011! Congratulations, Jim, for winning the third annual Premiere Project Photograph of the Year contest!!!



Premiere Projects, hosted in the Premiere Corner every couple of weeks, are group photography projects where Premiere Members challenge themselves to grow as photographers by participating in themed “assignments.” Each project outlines a topic for the members to photograph. The photos are then submitted for discussion/critiquing/reactions. At the end of the project period, a vote is held to determine which photo best represents the theme while maintaining high photographic quality.

If you haven’t already, join the over 400 Premiere Members for HALF PRICE! The half price sale ends on Friday, February 10th, 2012. As a Premiere Member you can win bigger prices in contests, participate in Premiere Projects, have access to private forums, special rank icons and custom ranks. Check out all the benefits here, and sign up to become a Premiere Membership here.

The contest was sponsored by Think Tank Photo - a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” they prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to capture those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents. For some companies, it is only about the product. For them, it is more: It is about supporting photographers doing their job. If Think Tank can design products that help photographers travel easier, take pictures faster, and organize their gear more efficiently, then they will have accomplished something beyond the bags themselves. As a special offer to members of PhotographyCorner, when you order $50 or more of Think Tank gear through this link, at checkout you will be able to select a product to receive for free! For winning the PPPotY, Jim will receive a Think Tank Photo Retrospective® 5 camera bag (Valued at $137.50)!

If you haven’t already, be sure to drop by the award thread in the Photograph of the Year forum to congratulate Jim on his win!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2012–02–10 03:03
Categories: PhotographyCorner

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

Happy Holidays from the Corner (with Bonus!)

For many of us in the Corner community (and around the world), we’re right smack in the middle of the holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, whatever). Of course, around the Corner that also means that we’re in the middle of our annual Photograph of the Year contest. I’ve received hundreds on entries so far (I’m still working my way through them, so you will get a response from me eventually to let you know if your entry was accepted or not) and I can’t wait to show them all to you when voting starts in a couple of weeks.

One of the neat things about the contest this year is that Premiere Members can grab some bonus prizes (take a look at the prize list here)! If you want to have the opportunity to win some of the prizes, you have to be a Premiere Member. Lucky for you, from now until January 6th (when entries are due for the 2011 Photograph of the Year contest), you can get a Lifetime Premiere Membership (either level 1 or level 2), for HALF PRICE!! Not only are you giving yourself an opportunity to win bigger and better prizes (not only in the Photograph of the Year contest, but also in the Contest Corner Challenges and the Photograph of the Month contests), but you’re also supporting the site!

So if you’re not a Premiere Member yet, now is the best time to become one - at HALF PRICE! Click here to become a Premiere Member today.

Thanks to all those that continue to support the Corner with donations, and thanks to those who are already Premiere Members - you are really the heart of the community, and I am very thankful for each and every one of you. If you’re not part of the Premiere Member fold yet, I encourage you to become one today. Happy Holidays from all of us at the Corner.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sun, 2011–12–25 17:36
Categories: PhotographyCorner

The Winner of the 2010 Premiere Project Photograph of the Year

2010 Premiere Project Photograph of the YearAfter a week of voting (check out the voting results here), the community has decided that 4 in One by cup4tml, the winning photograph of Premiere Project #87: Multiples (and also the November 2010 Photograph of the Month) is the best Premiere Project photograph from 2010. Congratulations, Doug, for winning the second annual Premiere Project Photograph of the Year contest!!!

Premiere Projects are theme based, and with each project, Premiere Members have the opportunity to challenge themselves to grow as photographers. Each projects outlines a topic for the members to photograph. The photos are then submitted for discussion/critiquing/reactions. At the end of the project period (there’s a new project every couple of weeks), a vote is held to determine which photo best represents the theme while maintaining high photographic quality.

If you haven’y already, join the over 400 Premiere Members for HALF PRICE! The half price sale ends on Friday, January 14th, 2011. As a Premiere Member you can win bigger prices in contests, participate in Premiere Projects, have access to private forums, special rank icons and custom ranks. Check out all the benefits here, and sign up to become a Premiere Membership here.

Think Tank Photo, who graciously offered to sponsor this contest, is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” they prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to capture those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents. For some companies, it is only about the product. For them, it is more: It is about supporting photographers doing their job. If Think Tank can design products that help photographers travel easier, take pictures faster, and organize their gear more efficiently, then they will have accomplished something beyond the bags themselves. As a special offer to members of PhotographerCorner, when you order $50 or more of Think Tank gear through this link, at checkout you will be able to select a product to receive for free!

For winning the 2010 Premiere Project Photograph of the Year contest, Doug will receive a Think Tank Photo Airport Addicted® V2.0 camera back pack (Valued at $329)!! (Read out new review of the Think Tank Photo Airport Addicted® V2.0 Camera Backpack here!)

Make sure to drop by the award thread to see a larger version of the winning photograph, and to congratulate Doug on his win!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2011–01–11 12:27

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

Premiere Members Get Double the Fun in the 2009 PotY Contest

There are numerous benefits to being a Premiere Member here at PhotographyCorner: from winning bigger prizes in contests, to exclusive forum access, to special projects/assignments, custom rank names, more space in the galleries, free products from sponsors (we just gave away $1,000 in prints exclusively to Premiere Members from Mpix.com not too long ago), and a bunch of other stuff (check out all the benefits here). Today, though, we’re offering something to Premiere Members that we’ve never done before: the opportunity to enter not 1, but TWO photographs into the 2009 Photograph of the Year contest. Yup, you heard right, every Premiere Member can enter up to two photographs into the big contest with $10,000 in prizes available to be won (and a $200 Amazon.com gift certificate that can only be won by a Premiere Member!).

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2009–12–31 01:32

Half-Price Premiere Membership Sale (& $25 Off from Mpix.com!)

If you’ve been around the Corner for a while, you’re probably familiar with all the benefits of Premiere Membership: exclusive forum access; bigger prizes; Premiere Projects; Post-Processing Projects; larger Corner Photo Galleries; the ability to nominate photographs for the Photograph of the Month contests, and the list goes on and on. Now, until the end of the month, you have the opportunity to become a Premiere Member for HALF PRICE!!

Until the end of September, you can become a Level I Premiere Member for $39.50 or a Level II Premiere Member for $64.50!! In addition, the first 40 new Premiere Members will receive a $25 discount (no minimum purchase, and discount can be applied to shipping!) off your next order at Mpix.com!

To sum up:
  1. Become a Premiere Member at half the regular price
  2. Support the Corner
  3. Get free $25 worth of free stuff from Mpix.com


To find out more about becoming a Premiere Member, visit www.photographycorner.com/premiere-membership, and to become a Premiere Member today, visit the Paid Subscriptions section of the UserCP in the Corner Forums. For more information on Mpix.com and to see what products they have to offer, visit www.mpix.com.

You only have until the end of September to take advantage of both half-price Premiere Membership and the $25 discount from Mpix - so BECOME A PREMIERE MEMBER TODAY!.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2009–09–18 14:47

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

Premiere Projects Reviewed (and Premiere Membership SALE!)

There are a lot of moving parts to PhotographyCorner. Obviously the main attractions are the forums as well as the contests, but we also have this blog, a directory of photography-related sites, a resource center with articles, tutorials and product reviews, a free public photo gallery, as well as our contest photo galleries, and a whole bunch more. One of the best things about PhotographyCorner, in my opinion, tends to fly under the radar sometimes though. It's probably the best way to learn and improve your photography, as well as the best way to interact with other photographers. I'm talking about the Premiere Projects, of course. The only way you can participate in the Premiere Projects, however, is if you're a Premiere Member. Luckily for you, as of right now, Lifetime Premiere Memberships are HALF PRICE until the end of the month (CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP). Becoming a Premiere Member has a bunch of benefits, including the ability to participate in the bi-weekly Premiere Projects. Below is a closer look at the Premiere Projects in a brief interview I did with Nikon_Mario who runs them (and does an amazing job!) for us. After the interview, look for how you can sign up to become a Premiere Member and start participating!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2009–03–19 17:22
Categories: PhotographyCorner

Santa Claus Visited the Corner!

Happy Holidays to everyone at the Corner! In case you missed it in the forums, Santa Claus stopped by and gave us some presents! Check out his thread in the Conversation Corner.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2008–12–25 12:45

Premiere Projects & Membership - Upgrades & Sales

Last week, we paid tribute to Carl (aka ohenry) for all the hard work he’s done on the Premiere Projects over the past year (just to clarify, he’s not dead or anything… just passing along the torch!). The torch has been passed to Mario, known around these parts as Nikon_Mario. With this passing of the torch, we’re taking the opportunity to do a little retooling of the Premiere Projects.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2008–10–20 15:42
Categories: PhotographyCorner

A Celebration of ohenry

For those of you that only read the Corner Blog, but don’t actively participate in the forums much (what’s up with that - register already!), you may not know what an “ohenry” is (or you may be wondering why we’re having a celebration for a chocolate bar). Those of you that are active in the PhotographyCorner forums know that ohenry is one of the most helpful, popular, contributing members of the Corner. For the past three+ years, ohenry (also known by his real name, Carl) has been faithfully running the Premiere Projects for Premiere Members. While there are numerous benefits to Premiere Membership, the Premiere Projects are always noted as the “big draw,” and now, after several years, Carl is passing the torch.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2008–10–14 01:50
Categories: Awards

Happy Holidays!

Believe it or not, it’s quite a busy day around the Corner, despite it being a holiday in a lot of places around the world. Santa Claus stopped by the Corner earlier this morning and gave the members of the Corner a Christmas present (visit the thread Santa started to find out more), the Corner Christmas logo is up and will be up for the next week, voting starts for the January 2008 Photograph of the Month later today, as does the voting for Contest Corner Challenge #43: Holiday Alphabetography, and, of course, the PhotographyCorner 2007 Photograph of the Year contest is still on-going. Phew! I’d better get back to work!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2007–12–25 13:06
Categories: PhotographyCorner

Discount on Premiere Memberships

From now, until the end of the month (February, for those who are not keeping track), the cost of a lifetime subscription for a Premiere Membership has been cut in half!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2007–02–06 13:19
Categories: PhotographyCorner
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