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Photo of the Year - Guidelines

  • Submitted photographs can be any size, but keep in mind they may be resized down to a maximum of 1024×1024 for parts of the contest.
  • Submitted photographs must have been taken during the year of 2015 (photographs may be disqualified if EXIF data has been removed or shows that the photo was not taken in 2015).
  • Photographs must be submitted before midnight, GMT, on January 9th, 2016.
  • You must be a member, in good standing (your account cannot be suspended or banned) and with at least 20 posts, on the PhotographyCorner.com Forums or Photo Galleries (you can register for a FREE account here).
  • Submitted photographs must not be heavily manipulated (minor edits like color correction are ok, but things like selective color, image stitching, HDR images and Orton effects are not acceptable). In addition, borders and signature stamps are also not permissible.
  • Only one (1) photograph may be submitted per person. Users found with multiple accounts will have their photographs disqualified. Premiere Members are allowed to submit a maximum of two (2) photographs. Click here to become a Premiere Member.
  • All images must be originals and must belong to the entrant; all rights in the photo must be the property of the entrant.
  • Copyright of the submitted photographs remain with the photographer, however by submitting a photograph for this contest, you agree that your photograph can be displayed in the Contest Corner Photo Galleries, and throughout PhotographyCorner.com during and after the duration of the contest.
  • PhotographyCorner.com reserves the right to change the rules of this contest without notification. Any and all rule changes will be posted on this web page.
  • PhotographyCorner.com reserves the right to disqualify any entry we deem to be offensive, inappropriate or that is not in keeping with our Sponsors image, at their sole discretion.
  • All decisions regarding photograph-eligibility made by PhotographyCorner.com are final and are are not available for review.
  • Entrant must have sufficient written consent of any recognizable models or other persons appearing in the photograph to be able to grant to PhotographyCorner.com the right to publish their photographic submission online, and by submitting a photograph to the contest, hereby grant to PhotographyCorner.com such right.
  • Winners will be notified by private message on the PhotographyCorner.com Forums. Winners will have 2 weeks (14 days) from the date of attempted notification to contact us and accept their prizes. Noncompliance with this time period, with these Rules, or the return of any notification as undeliverable, may result in disqualification and, at the discretion of PhotographyCorner.com, the prize will be revoked and/or another winner announced.
  • Void where prohibited by law. We reserve the right to verify all eligibility requirements. All applicable federal, state/provincial and local laws and regulations apply.
  • By participating, entrant agrees (i) to be bound by the terms of these Rules and the decisions of PhotographyCorner.com and the Sponsors, which are final and binding in all respects, and (ii) to hold Sponsors, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”), harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of or in connection with participation in this Contest, acceptance, use or redemption of a prize, and/or use of any rights granted herein. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, delayed, misdirected, damaged, undelivered entries or email; or for any other errors or problems of any kind relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the uploading of the entries, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes or winners or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from an individuals participation in the Contest.
Posted by JAshley on Tue, 2015–12–15 15:29

10 things to look for when upgrading your standard lens

Standard lenses that come with new cameras are great when you’re getting started, but soon you may yearn for something a little more capable. To read this tutorial, just follow the link or click the photo below: Lens Checklist

Posted by JAshley on Thu, 2015–12–10 19:40
Categories: Articles
Tags: lensLenseUpgradingarticletutorialDecember 2015

How to Get the Most Out of Your Wide-Angle Lens

Don’t let your lens go to waste by ignoring all of the amazing options available to you!. To read this tutorial, just follow the link or click the photo below: Wide Angle Lens

Posted by JAshley on Thu, 2015–12–10 19:35
Categories: Articles
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10 point checklist for perfect photo composition

Composition is an art and also a science, and an area where a lot of otherwise technically proficient photographers can struggle. To read this tutorial, just follow the link or click the photo below: Photo Composition Checklist

Posted by JAshley on Mon, 2015–12–07 22:50
Categories: Tutorials

Photograph of the Year Returns!

Photograph Corner’s Photograph of the Year Returns! With over $8,000 up for grabs, check out this year’s sponsors! To read more, just follow the link or click the photo below: 2015 Photograph of the Year

Posted by JAshley on Sun, 2015–12–06 19:55
Tags: Photo of the Yearpoty2015

These Steps Will Help You Nail Focus Every Time

How to avoid blurry images. To read this tutorial, just follow the link or click the photo below: Perfect Focus

Posted by JAshley on Sun, 2015–12–06 19:46
Categories: Tutorials
Tags: FocustutorialDecember 2015Blur

Last Chance to Win $200 Gift Certificate, enter Contest Corner Challenge now!

Contest Corner Challenge #119 - Holiday Spirit (if you have questions or comments, be sure to leave them here in the contest thread).

Start Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 (photos taken before this date are not eligible).

Entries Due By: Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 (entries are due in by midnight, and voting will begin the next day).

Sponsor: Blue Horizon Prints:Blue Horizon Prints provides the highest quality canvas photo printing at the lowest prices in Australia. We are based in Noosa, Queensland and all printing and framing is done in house using premium grade archival canvas, kiln dried stretcher bars and UV resistant ink. We offer a 20% wholesale discount rate for professional photographers and / or resellers.

Prize: The winner will receive a $200 Gift Certificate from Blue Horizon Pronts.

Description: The theme for this month’s contest is “Holiday Spirit”.

READ BEFORE ENTERING: Before entering a photograph, be sure to read the guidelines and submission requirements listed here: Contest Corner Rules & Regulations. Any photographs submitted that do not adhere to these guidelines will be rejected and sent back. Please make sure the photograph is taken during the contest period.

Posted by JAshley on Sun, 2015–12–06 15:18

Vote For November 2015 Photo of the Month

Vote for November 2015 Photograph of the Month sponsored by Fizara Albums. To vote for your favorite, just follow the link or click the photo below: Vote Now!

Posted by JAshley on Sat, 2015–12–05 22:05

How to photograph Christmas lights: best camera settings to use

Some very timely tips card explaining how to photograph Christmas lights and ensure a good exposure. To read this tutorial, just follow the link or click the photo below: Christmas Lights

Posted by JAshley on Tue, 2015–11–24 21:33
Categories: Tutorials
Tags: christmasXmaslightstutorialNovember 2015Settings

Corner's Best of the Net - South Korea

Stunning Reflected Landscapes Capture The Beauty Of South Korea. To see this series, just follow the link or click the photo below: South Korea

Posted by JAshley on Tue, 2015–11–24 21:27
Categories: General News

Submit your entry for CCC#119 "Holiday Spirit" sponsored by Blue Horizon Prints!

Contest Corner Challenge #119 - Holiday Spirit (if you have questions or comments, be sure to leave them here in the contest thread).

Start Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 (photos taken before this date are not eligible).

Entries Due By: Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 (entries are due in by midnight, and voting will begin the next day).

Sponsor: Blue Horizon Prints:Blue Horizon Prints provides the highest quality canvas photo printing at the lowest prices in Australia. We are based in Noosa, Queensland and all printing and framing is done in house using premium grade archival canvas, kiln dried stretcher bars and UV resistant ink. We offer a 20% wholesale discount rate for professional photographers and / or resellers.

Prize: The winner will receive a $200 Gift Certificate from Blue Horizon Pronts.

Description: The theme for this month’s contest is “Holiday Spirit”.

READ BEFORE ENTERING: Before entering a photograph, be sure to read the guidelines and submission requirements listed here: Contest Corner Rules & Regulations. Any photographs submitted that do not adhere to these guidelines will be rejected and sent back. Please make sure the photograph is taken during the contest period.

Posted by JAshley on Tue, 2015–11–24 21:06

What is a CSC: compact system camera technology explained

What is a CSC? A compact system camera is similar to a DSLR, but with these notable exceptions… To read this tutorial, just follow the link or click the photo below: CSC Tutorial

Posted by JAshley on Wed, 2015–11–11 21:25
Categories: Tutorials
Tags: CSCCompactcameraNovember 2015tutorial

Vote for October 2015 Photograph of the Month

Vote for October 2015 Photograph of the Month sponsored by Nick Carver Photography. To vote for your favorite, just follow the link or click the photo below: Vote Now!

Posted by JAshley on Wed, 2015–11–11 21:09

The Corner's Best of the Net: A-10 Warthog

A-10 Warthogs Under The Aurora Borealis In Estonia . To see this series, just follow the link or click the photo below: A-10 Warthog

Posted by JAshley on Wed, 2015–11–11 21:02
Categories: General News

The Corner's Best of the Net - Endangered People

Endangered Tribes of the world. To see this series, just follow the link or click the photo below: Endangered Tribes

Posted by JAshley on Thu, 2015–10–15 22:04
Categories: General News

Zeiss Milvus 21mm, 35mm, 50mm & 85mm Hands-on

Take a look at the newest range of lenses from Zeiss…Milvus. To see this review, just follow the link or click the photo below: Zeiss Milvus

Posted by JAshley on Thu, 2015–10–15 22:00
Categories: Product Reviews
Tags: ZeissreviewOctober 2015Milvuslens

How To Improve Your Focusing Skills

A great tutorial to improve your focusing skills! To read this tutorial, just follow the link or click the photo below: Focus Skills

Posted by JAshley on Thu, 2015–10–15 21:56
Categories: Tutorials

8 ways to get sharp photos at night

Capture the sharpest night photographs you can! To read this tutorial, just follow the link or click the photo below: Sharp Night Photos

Posted by JAshley on Fri, 2015–10–09 23:29
Categories: Tutorials
Tags: NightphotosSharptutorialOctober 2015

One Expert Shares His Brilliant Trick for Eliminating Lens Flare

A few tips to eliminate lens flare! To read this tutorial, just follow the link or click the photo below: Lens Flare

Posted by JAshley on Fri, 2015–10–09 23:16
Categories: Tutorials
Tags: lensFlaretutorialOctober 2015

Infographic: Everything You Need to Know about JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and BMP File Formats

Have you ever found yourself questioning which file format to use, when it comes to displaying, storing or printing your images? To read this tutorial, just follow the link or click the photo below: File Formats

Posted by JAshley on Thu, 2015–10–08 21:13
Categories: Tutorials
Tags: File FormatsjpgPNGGIFTIFFBMPtutorialOctober 2015
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