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Tim L. Walker August 30th, 2011 03:24 PM

Volume 8, Issue 8 - August 2011 Newsletter
Volume 8, Issue 8

1) The 2011 Corner Fund Raiser
2) Sponsor: Sell Your Photos Online with SmugMug
3) Corner Contest Updates
4) New Corner Resources
5) From the Corner Blogosphere
6) Around the Forums in 30 Days
7) New Additions to the Corner Resource Center

1) The 2011 Corner Fund Raiser

Unfortunately the 2011 Corner Fund Raiser is coming to a close. Our goal was to raise $3,500 to cover the costs of our new server (which is already up and running), and a mobile app. After almost 4 months, we've raised enough to cover the increased server costs for about 10 months, but no money raised towards the mobile app. So far we've raised $1,550, with almost $2k remaining to cover the remaining costs. It's not all doom and gloom, though - in a couple of weeks, we'll start awarding some of the prizes! Look for updates on the Corner Blog. We're now looking for a corporate sponsor for the mobile app, so if you know anyone that may be interested, let me know!

A HUGE thanks to those that have made donations already. Check out the list (and make a donation of your own!) here:

2) Sponsor: Sell Your Photos Online with SmugMug

What is SmugMug? SmugMug is your one-stop online photo sharing, commerce, print and backup solution. Proof, sell and streamline your print-fulfillment all in one place.

Who is it for? If you're looking to grow your business with a simple, scalable, all-in-one photo and video service, you'll love it at SmugMug.

Why SmugMug? For only $150/year you get an outstanding customizable website, gorgeous galleries, complete pricing control, robust security options and seamless integration with top quality print labs.

Try SmugMug Free for 14-days. No credit card required:

3) Contest Corner Updates

We hold numerous contests throughout the year, and this section will give you a brief run down as to what's going on 'contest-wise' around the Corner.

Jim Harris Wins His Third PotM
A B&W photograph takes PotM honors again - congrats to jaharris1001 on his 3rd PotM award.

The CCC#89: Leading Lines Winner Announced
Yes another B&W photo graces the homepage of the Corner - congrats to yanyanyan881 on his first CCC win.

Contest Corner Challenge #90: Show Me the Money!
You still have a couple days left to get your entries in - a Lowepro bag up for grabs to the winner.

It's Time to Vote for the September 2011 Photograph of the Month
Voting ends at the end of the month - cast your vote ASAP!

4) New Corner Resources

We usually try to add several new articles/tutorials/product reviews to the Corner Resource Center every month and this section lists the new resources we've recently added. Want to submit your own article, tutorial or product review - we'd love that! Get more info here:

Lowepro Inverse 100 AW Camera Beltpack
A review of the Lowepro Inverse 100 AW Camera Beltpack.

So You Want to Start a Photography Business: What's in a Name?
A collaboration between several members of the community on picking a name for your photography company.

5) From the Corner Blogosphere

Here are some posts you may have missed if you're not subscribed to the Corner Blog (hint: you can subscribe via RSS or email by clicking here: ).

Corner Member Close Up: Furqan Siddiqui
An interview and photos with the 7th place finalist in the 2008 Photograph of the Year contest: FurSid.

SmugMug Corner #101: Bill Pador
A great interview with a retired police officer turned photographer.

Corner Member Close Up: Jerry W. Britton
This interview includes FOURTY photos and is probably one of my favorite Corner Member Close Up's so far this year.

SmugMug Corner #102: Howard Hull
16 photos with 73-year-young photograph that took all his fantastic photos with point-and-shoot cameras!

August 2011 Bling
Congratulations to Sharna & Russ for receiving Bronze Commitment Awards this month!

6) Around the Forums in 30 Days

Life is busy - we understand. This section will help catch you up on what you might be missing around the Corner forums. ;)

Member Introductions
If you're new, introduce yourself here. If you're not new, welcome the new members!

YouTube Videos
We've figured out an easy way to embed YouTube videos in the forums - go on, give it a try...

The Corner Blog Comments
Did you know you can comment on blog posts from the Corner Blog right in the forum?

Ring Flash or Ring Light?
For macro photography of both animate and inanimat objects - care to weigh in?

Photography Sites
Share your own photography site here. It's also a great place to get some inspiration for your own site.

7) New Additions to the Corner Resource Center

While the forums and galleries may be the most popular section for the MEMBERS of the Corner, and the SmugMug Corner & Corner Member Close Up interviews are the most popular sections for the VISITORS to the site, the section that actually has the most visits every month is the Corner Resource Center ( ). With member-written articles, tutorials and product reviews, it's a fantastic group of resources for the beginning, amateur and professional photographer alike. But we need people like you to contribue to the collection (yes even you, $username!). If you're a professional or amateur photographer, think about some of your favorite gear or books, and write us up a quick review! Even if you're a beginning photographer, your view on equipment and books would be fantastic! For details on how to write and submit your article, tutorial or product review, check out this thread: We'll even give you a medal for your profile for each resource that you write. Think of it like your first back-to-school assignment of the year. ;)

See you around the Corner,
Tim L. Walker

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