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Tim L. Walker November 30th, 2011 04:10 PM

Volume 8, Issue 11 - November 2011 Newsletter
Volume 8, Issue 11

1) The Biggest Contest of the Year
2) Sponsor: Proof and Sell your Images Online with Stockbox Photo® Gallery Software
3) Corner Contest Updates
4) New Corner Resources
5) From the Corner Blogosphere
6) Around the Forums in 30 Days
7) Turn the Camera Around

1) The Biggest Contest of the Year

If you've been around the Corner for more than a year, you already know what I'm talking about: the Photograph of the Year contest, of course. Thousands of dollars in prizes, hundreds of entries, 10 winners. It's the biggest contest of the year on PhotographyCorner, and it's going to be announced in a little over a week. I may have been busy over the past month learning about life as a parent (link to some photos of my new kid, Markus, a couple of sections down), but I've been spending several hours a day collecting sponsors and prizes for the upcoming contest. They're still trickling in, but so far, we've got some great stuff up for grabs. To get yourself in the mood, check out the past 5 contests ( ), and look for the announcement on the Corner Blog sometime in the next 2 weeks.

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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.

"Fall in Vermont" by NEM Photo is the November PotM
It's fitting that a photograph of a picturesque fall scene won the November PotM, don't you think?

Spicoli Wins His Twelfth Contest Corner Challenge
Yes his 12th, and yes it was well deserved. He even explains how he set up the shot in the award thread.

It's Time to Cast Your Vote (x2)
By the time you read this, voting may be over for CCC#93 & the November 2011 PotM...

Winner Announcements
Check back tomorrow to see who won the 2 contests above, and CCC#94 will be announced on Saturday.

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:

Stockbox Photo Gallery Software
A review of the all-in-one package that provides a solution for photographers to display and sell their photographs online.

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: ).

SmugMug Corner #107: Gail Porter
An interview with the SmugMug photographer more commonly known as "The Curious Camel."

Corner Member Close Up: Tim Murray
Great interview with 20 fantastic photos.

SmugMug Corner #108: Duane Bender
Great collection of photos (2 dozen!) accompanies this interview.

Corner Member Close Up: Marty Fisher
A moderator and one of the most popular members of the Corner - get to know Marty better.

November 2011 Bling
Find out who won 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. ;)

101 Create Album, Upload Photo, Link Photo in Post
A great "how-to" by Mario on using the Corner Photo Galleries.

Photography Sites Forum
Have a photography site? Share it with the community here.

Premiere Membership
Did you know there's a hidden part of the site only available to Premiere Members (are you missing out)?

Do you or have you used a Sling Pak
Weigh-in on the sling pak camera bag discussion.

White balance two part question...
Interesting questions and answers about our preferences when it comes to white balance.

Advice from Newborn photographers
Great chat about tricks and techniques for photographing newborns.

The Newest Member of the Corner Family
Thought you might enjoy seeing some photos of the newest member of the PhotographyCorner family (my kid). ;)

7) Turn the Camera Around

As I've been taking and going through photos of my new son, I've realized there are a lot of photos of him with OTHER people, but hardly any with me. As the designated photographer in the family (no doubt you are the designated photographer in your family as well), it's easy to find that you're not included in many photographs. It's tough, for a number of reasons, to let others use your camera to take photos of you (some photographers do not like to be photographed, while most of us are leery to hand over our equipment to people who don't really know how to use it). Regardless of the reason, it's important to get on the other side of the camera every once and a while. Even if you hand your camera over to someone for a couple of quick, out of focus, blown out shots with you in them, it's better than not being in any, right? Just click the dial over to auto, put the camera in their hand, the strap around their head, and hope for the best. Down the road, when you're looking through the photos with your kids/grandkids, you'll be happy to see yourself in a couple of them (even if they are dark and blurry) - I promise.

See you around the Corner,
Tim L. Walker

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