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Tim L. Walker May 31st, 2012 11:22 AM

Volume 9, Issue 5 - May 2012 Newsletter
Volume 9, Issue 5

1) Around the Corner
2) Sponsor: B&H Photo Video
3) Corner Contest Updates
4) New Corner Resources
5) From the Corner Blogosphere
6) Around the Forums in 30 Days
7) Benefits of Premiere Membership

1) Around the Corner

It's been a busy month around the Corner - from 74 entries in Contest Corner Challenge #97, to a killer deal on memory cards in the Photography Deals forum, to loads of spammers, and even a movie shot on Canon dSLR products directed by Ron Howard (links to everything but the spammers somewhere in the newsletter below). ;) For those of us in the northern hemisphere, the weather is getting better (sorry to those in the southern hemisphere who are coming into their winter season), which generally means we're getting outside more often and taking more photographs (which means even more going on around the Corner!). Make sure to drop by and share some of your new captures - we love seeing your photographs (and we have some amazing contests and sponsors coming up over the next couple of months that you're not going to want to miss!).

2) Sponsor: B&H Photo Video

Speaking of amazing sponsors, 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 toward 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.

"In the Lily Pads" is the May 2012 PotM
Clark's first Photograph of the Month victory since joining the Corner just over a year ago.

Contest Corner Challenge #97: I Like to Move, It Move It
From 120+ submissions, to 74 qualifying entries, william88's photo got more than 1/3rd of the votes!

Photograph Water Drops for Contest Corner Challenge #98
Entries are due in by June 3rd - hurry up, you still have some time!

Make Your Vote Count in the June 2012 Photograph of the Month
You still have one day left to cast your vote - winner will get a gift certificate from Nations Photo Lab.

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:

Improve Your Photographs with Depth of Field
Learn how to use depth of field to improve your photographs by choose what is, and what isn't, in focus.

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
A review of the Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens.

Overcoming Physical Flaws When Photographing People - The Body
How to deal with many of the physical flaws you will encounter when photographing amateur or professional models.

Overcoming Physical Flaws When Photographing People - The Face
How to deal with many of the facial flaws you will encounter when photographing amateur or professional models.

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 #120: Mike Crowley
A short interview, but 20+ photographs from Northern Wisconsin.

Four New Resources Added to the Corner Resource Center
An overview of the 4 resources recently added to the Corner Resource Center.

Corner Member Close Up: Kris Popiolek
Get to know 'Kot' a little better - includes 2 dozen of his favorite photographs.

Canon's Project Imagin8ion - When You Find Me
If you haven't seen this video yet, it's a much watch. All shot using Canon dSLR products, directed by Ron Howard.

SmugMug Corner #121: Eddie Rivera
10 photos of the BEAUTIFUL Pacific Northwest accompany this photographer interview.

Video Corner #188: Fashion Shoot with the new Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
Follow around NYC fashion photographer Laura Rose as she shoots the image campaign for the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens.

Corner Member Close Up: Vince Maidens
A long-awaited interview - a great read, and of course, amazing photographs.

May 2012 Bling
Only 1 award recipient this month - congratulate gjtoth on his Bronze Commitment Award.

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. ;)

The Corner Blog
Did you know the comments section for the Corner Blog is located right in the forums?

Photography Resources
Discuss everything added to the Corner Resource Center here.

Flash units - one size fits all?
Great thread for learning all about flashes.

Premiere Projects
If you're not a Premiere Member, you're missing out on one of the best places around the Corner!

B&H Spring Photo Contest
$750 in B&H Gift Certificates up for grabs - have you entered yet?

Metallic Paper Prints
If you haven't discovered the wonders of metallic prints, check out these glowing endorsements and add your own.

Biggest full moon of the year for photography
Did you manage to photograph the "supermoon"?

Where Do You Buy Your Gear?
Let us know where you feed your photography gear addiction and see where others are doing their shopping.

7) Benefits of Premiere Membership

You've probably seen the "Private" forums between the Photography Contest forums and The Marketplace forums. Ever wonder what goes on in there? Not only are Premiere Members able to nominate photographs for each and every Photograph of the Month contest, but the Premiere Corner is also home to the Premiere Projects - always among the most active sections of the site month after month. Premiere Projects are the perfect combination between themed contests and group projects. Every couple of weeks, a new theme is presented. Premiere Members go out and take photographs that meet that theme, then post them up for critique and review. Dozens of people comment on and review all the images posted, and after a couple of weeks, the community votes on the best photograph taken in the project. The winner not only gets to pick the next theme, but their winning photograph gets an automatic entry into the next Photograph of the Month contest (and has won numerous times!).

But the benefits of Premiere Membership go beyond even that. From larger prizes in the PotM & CCC contests, to better and more frequent comments on photographs posted, Premiere Members are the ones that make the Corner what it is. They are more engaged in all aspects of the site, give more comments, receive more comments, win more contests and become better photographers because of it. If you're not a Premiere Member, what's holding you back? You don't know what you're missing - become a Premiere Member today:

See you around the Corner,
Tim L. Walker

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