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Tim L. Walker February 29th, 2012 03:15 PM

Volume 9, Issue 2 - February 2012 Newsletter
Volume 9, Issue 2

1) Photography Deals
2) Sponsor: New York Institute of Photography
3) Corner Contest Updates
4) New Corner Resources
5) From the Corner Blogosphere
6) Around the Forums in 30 Days
7) What's Next?

1) Photography Deals

It's been a long time coming. For years, dozens (if not hundreds!) of a variety of photography-related vendors have sent me press releases, product announcements, review items, coupons, discounts, deals, etc. Sometimes I would pass the really good ones along, but for the most part, they simply piled up in folders in my email. But the more they came in, the more I started thinking they might actually be worthwhile to pass along. Not only so you guys can get the scoop on hot deals in the world of photography, but also a potentially good way to bring in some revenue for the Corner (many of these companies offer a small cut of each purchase in return for the Corner promoting them - would you believe we've spent over $20,000 on servers for the Corner over the past 7+ years??!). We discussed the idea in the forum (check out the thread here: ), and decided we'd create a new sub-forum (Photography Deals: ) in "The Marketplace" section of the site (The Marketplace: ). If you want to subscribe to the deals, just click here: ). It's a great way to get deals and discounts on great photography gear, and help support the Corner at the same time! If there's a specific company you want to see deals from, let me know and I see what I can do!

2) Sponsor: New York Institute of Photography

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3) Corner Contest 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.

Eye of a Fighter is the February 2012 Photograph of the Month
With almost 20% of the votes, "Eye of a Fighter" by Cpt easily took top prize in the February PotM.

Contest Corner Challenges are Back with CCC#95: In the Wild
The entry period just finished, voting already started - next contest will be announced in a week.

"The Walk About" is the 2011 Premiere Project Photograph of the Year
The last of the "big" contests from 2011 - the PPPotY title goes to jim3584.

Cast Your Vote for the March Photograph of the Month
If you hurry, you might have enough time to cast your vote before the end of the month.

Cast Your Vote for the CCC#95: In the Wild Winning Photograph
Voting just began, so you have until March 7th to pick a winner.

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:

Reasons to Consider Photography School
A quick look at some reasons why you might want to consider photography school.

Introduction to Astrophotography
A fantastic article written by VTerlakyPhoto that covers everything from gear to technique when it comes to astrophotography.

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: Larry Shone
20 great photos accompany this interview with the photographer you probably know as 'Cyclops.'

SmugMug Corner #114: Billie Jean King
An interview with the high school librarian/photographer (not the tennis star!).

Corner Member Close Up: Jim Garrison
He just won the PPPotY - this interview is fantastic, along with 2 dozen photographs!

SmugMug Corner #115: John Murphy
A shorty, but a goodie - includes some really good photos.

Two New Articles Added to the Corner Resource Center
In case you missed it above - we added a couple new articles to the Corner Resource Center 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. ;)

Photography Deals Forum
It's brand new! Get the latest deals, discounts, rebates and hot offers in the world of photography.

Announcing "Deals" - Looking for Feedback from the Community
Have some feedback or want to discuss the new Photography Deals forum - we're way ahead of you.

Picture Relay
It's got over 1,000 posts - have you played the casual photography game yet?

Is the Photographer Dead?
The discussion has been going on for a couple of months - want to weigh in?

Camera Awesome - brand new camera app for iOS from SmugMug!
I just downloaded it - if you've got an iPhone, you're going to love this camera app (and it's free!).

Great chatter about the new Nikon D800, and if it's worth the money.

7) What's Next?

The big Photograph of the Year contest is over (though we do have Contest Corner Challenge #100 coming up in a few months), so what's next around the Corner? We have our monthly Photograph of the Month contests (all you have to do is post up photos in the forums and galleries to have a chance to get in on those contests), and the Contest Corner Challenges are in full swing again. We've added a Photography Deals section, and we'll be re-aligning some of the feedback/critique/sharing forums soon... But what else do you want to see around the Corner? If you were admin for a day, what changes would you make? Let me know here:

Oh, and get outside and take some photos already - it's snowing like crazy here, and I want to see some sunshine! ;)

See you around the Corner,
Tim L. Walker

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