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Tim L. Walker July 30th, 2012 10:52 PM

Volume 9, Issue 6 - June & July 2012 Newsletter
Volume 9, Issue 6

1) Double Issue
2) Sponsor: Digital Darkroom Secrets
3) The 100th Contest Corner Challenge
4) Corner Contest Updates
5) From the Corner Blogosphere
6) Christmas in July

1) Double Issue

For those that follow along regularly, you may have noticed that there was no newsletter last month. Oops! We've got an extra awesome newsletter this month to make up for it, though. ;) There's a HUGE discount from our sponsor, info about the 100th Contest Corner Challenge, a 2-month update on the winners of the PotM & CCC contests, and a summary of what's been going on in the Corner Blog. If you scroll all the way down to the bottom, you'll also find out about a fantastic "Christmas in July" sale that's going on around the Corner.

2) Sponsor: Digital Darkroom Secrets

Digital Darkroom Secrets Workshops are a series of self-paced video tutorials that will help you take your editing and design skills to the next level. All of our workshops are instantly downloadable upon purchase so that you can begin creating amazing works of art starting today! As you work through the videos at your own pace, in the privacy of your very own home, you will also be invited to join our private Facebook page where you will be able to post before/afters to receive feedback, ask questions directly and connect with other photographers.

All PhotographyCorner members can enjoy this coupon to receive 40% off EVERYTHING in our Digital Darkroom Secrets store. Use the code: DDS40 on checkout. Visit our store for workshop videos, reviews, templates and actions.

We can't wait to see your gorgeous edits!

3) The 100th Contest Corner Challenge

Can you believe that over the past 8 years, we've done one hundred Contest Corner Challenges? If you browse through the Contest Corner Challenge Photo Galleries ( ) you'll find more than 2250 entries for the first 99 contests. But the 100th is set to be the biggest yet. Now normally we have 1 sponsor and 1 prize for the winner. For CCC#100, though, we have 5 sponsors (Red River Paper, Topaz Labs, Think Tank Photo, Lowepro & Cotton Carrier) with prizes valued at $684!!!

The title of the contest is “Behind the Lens.” For the first 99 CCC’s, you were challenged you to go out and photograph something or someone. Your challenge for the 100th Contest Corner Challenge is to photograph yourself! You can use a mirror or a reflection of some sort, or a timer - it doesn’t really matter how you do it, but we want to see the face behind the lens (and we want to see your face clearly - no shadows, etc). You can take a photograph of yourself in the mirror with your camera in front of your face, but let’s see at least half of your face, ok? Don’t be shy - you get to be in front of the lens for once! We want to finally see who’s been taking those photos!

Entries are due in by Monday, September 10th, 2012, and yes, you read this right - you get a month and a half for this one!! Check out the sponsors and the prizes here:

4) 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.

An Overdue Seascape by Parabol is the June 2012 PotM
With 20% of the votes, Kieran's Australian seascape squeaked out a third PotM victory.

"Collision in Red" Wins Contest Corner Challenge #98: Water Drops
This one wasn't close, as tamara took her fourth CCC with her stunning water droplet photograph.

The July Photograph of the Month is Untitled by Michael Chen
For anyone with family members in the service, this photograph will hit close to home.

Just Stunning is the Contest Corner Challenge #99 Winning Photograph
The voting was close, but legolas258's photograph took top honors, earning him software from Topaz Labs.

Vote for the 2012 August Photograph of the Month
You've still got a couple of days left to cast your vote - winner gets a website from Creative Motion Design.

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 #122: Jack Levy
A great interview with 10 photographs included.

SmugMug Corner #123: Kim Hinkle
An interview with wildlife rehabilitator Kim Hinkle - also included are her 10 favourite photographs.

June 2012 Bling
Three folks picked up bling last month - congrats to jenfadder, Russ & aheart2heart.

SmugMug Corner #124: Janet McQueen
A great interview with fantastic photographs - a Canadian photographer from just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

SmugMug Corner #125: Dale Mengel
15 photographs accompany this interview with Australian photographer Dale Mengel.

Video Corner #189: How-To Travel Photography - Nature and Scenics
Follow along with professional photographer Ian Plant during a photo shoot - full of great nature photography tips & tricks!

SmugMug Corner #126: Ursula Dubrick
Our second-to-last SmugMug Corner photographer interview - meet the wildlife photographer from Chicago/Florida.

July 2012 Bling
Congratulations to agiledogs and suci for picking up Commitment Awards this month!

6) Christmas in July

It's cheesy, I know… but we announced the Premiere Membership sale on July 25th, so I just couldn't help myself. ;) To accompany the 100th Contest Corner Challenge, we've decided to run a 6-week Premiere Membership sale. All Lifetime Premiere Memberships are HALF PRICE until the entry period is complete on September 10th. Not only do you have to be a Premiere Member to win the $700 prize pack up for grabs in CCC#100, but you also get some other great perks (like being able to participate in the popular Premiere Projects). Eligible for bigger prizes, access to private forums, participation in projects, respect and admiration by your peers - why wouldn't you become a Premiere Member? ;) Find out more about the benefits of Premiere Membership here ( ) and become a Premiere Membership here ( ).

See you around the Corner,
Tim L. Walker

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