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Tim L. Walker March 31st, 2012 05:02 PM

Volume 9, Issue 3 - March 2012 Newsletter
Volume 9, Issue 3

1) Happy Birthday to Us!
2) Sponsor: B&H Photo Video
3) Corner Contest Updates
4) From the Corner Blogosphere
5) Around the Forums in 30 Days
6) The Corner Golden Rule

1) Happy Birthday to Us!

Not sure if you caught it last week or not, but March 26th was actually PhotographyCorner's 8th birthday (that was the date the original forum software database was put together, at least). In internet years, the Corner is very much a senior citizen! Over those 8 years we've collected close to 25,000 members, 100,000 threads, almost 3/4 million posts, and hundreds of thousands of photographs. We've hosted almost 200 contests and handed out over $100,000 in prizes. When you think about it, that's pretty neat. We have thousands of photographers from all over the world who hang out at the Corner and share images with each other. It's been a great ride so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the upcoming years have in store for us. Thanks for making the Corner a popular photography destination online.

2) Sponsor: B&H Photo Video

B&H is world-renown as the place to go for all your photo, video, pro audio and digital imaging needs. Now PhotographyCorner and B&H have partnered together to bring you great deals on photography gear through our new Photography Deals forum ( ). In addition, a portion of every purchase you make at B&H (if you start shopping from the link below) will go towards supporting the Corner! B&H brings you great deals on photography gear, and you get to help the online community you know and love - sounds like a perfect fit to me. Start shopping today at

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.

Mosquito Trap by Putunetika is the March PotM
With almost 1/4th of the votes Putunetika's fantastic photograph aptly titled "Mosquito Trap" takes March 2012 PotM honors.

'The Watcher' is the CCC #95: In the Wild Winning Photograph
Kramer takes the honor of being the first CCC victory of 2012 with nearly 20% of the popular votes.

Contest Corner Challenge #96: Sunshine
Entries are due in tomorrow (April 1st) - do you have yours in yet?

4) 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: Bruce Campbell interview An interview with Bruce Campbell (no, not the B-Actor - the photographer!) known around these parts simply as "pith."

SmugMug Corner #116: Kevin McNeal
A spectacular collection of photographs accompany this interview.

Corner Member Close Up: Randy Brogen
An oft-requested "Corner Member Close Up" interview with Randy Brogen - a CPP from New England.

SmugMug Corner #117: Michael T. Pyle
An interview with an employee at Olympus (includes 10 beautiful photos).

Corner Member Close Up: Eric Diller
Many of you asked for this interview - we have over 2 dozen photos to accompany it - Enjoy!

March 2012 Bling
We only gave out 1 award this month - click the link to find out who.

5) 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.

Member Introductions
Have you introduced yourself to the new members lately?

8 years old... who would have thunk it?!

Admin for a Day
A great discussion on what everyone would do if they were admin of the Corner for a day.

$ No Object - The Truth Please
What photography gear would you buy if money were no object?

With OR Without a Battery Grip?
Take the poll - see what others say about their battery grip.

6) The Corner Golden Rule

"For each photographeth thine doth upload, maketh at least thrice replieths on the photographeths of thy neighbour." (i.e., for every photograph you upload, make at least 3 comments comments on photographs uploaded by others in the community). If you post up a photo and want comments, feedback and critiques of it, you'll soon find that your photos, regardless of how good or bad they are, will receive very little attention if you're not active in the community. This means posting in the Member Introductions forum, the Conversation Corner, and in a variety of the various forums around the Corner - in addition to commenting on photos in the Photo Sharing Corner and providing feedback and critiques in the Critiques & Feedback Corner. The more active you are in the community, the better feedback you'll receive on your photographs. The better feedback you receive on your photographs, the better a photographer you'll become... and that's the whole point, isn't it? Try it for 30 days. Make a conscious effort to reply to more threads in the forums, and I promise you'll start to receive more replies to your threads. If it doesn't happen, we'll be more than happy to provide you with a 100% refund. Guaranteed. ;)

See you around the Corner,
Tim L. Walker

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