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Tim L. Walker May 31st, 2011 02:59 PM

Volume 8, Issue 5 - May 2011 Newsletter
Volume 8, Issue 5

1) The Corner Needs Your Help
2) Sponsor: Animoto
3) Corner Contest Updates
4) From the Corner Blogosphere
5) Around the Forums in 30 Days
6) Help Shape the Corner

1) The Corner Needs Your Help

You love the Corner, and the Corner loves having you around, but the Corner needs your help. Our server is getting old (over 65 in computer years!) and we need a new one - badly. In addition, as mobile computing becomes more and more popular, we'd like to be able to create an iPhone/Android app that you can download (for free) to browse the Corner a little easier. Unfortunately, the cost of both upgrading the server and producing and releasing an app is fairly expensive. Advertising does cover most of the day-to-day operating costs of the Corner, but these upgrades/additions are going to cost above and beyond what the Corner makes in standard advertising. Luckily, as an active member of the Corner, you can help!!

We have a goal to raise $3,500, which will pay for all the server upgrades, as well as the increased monthly costs of the new server for the next year+. In addition, your donations will allow for the production and release of a PhotographyCorner iPhone and Android app (which will be available for FREE).

To further incentivize you to make a donation, we also have over 25 prizes valued at $1000+. The more you donate, the more chances you have to pick yourself up some prizes. Get all the details on the fund raiser (how much we've raised, how much more we need to raise, the prizes you can win, etc) and make your donation here today: We're almost 1/3rd of the way there - can you help?

2) Sponsor: Animoto

Animoto Pro, the award-winning new tool for pro photogs, lets you instantly combine your photos and video clips into beautiful, custom videos! See how Animoto Pro can boost your business at

Animoto Pro includes:
- Exclusive video styles
- A music library of 1000+ commercially licensed songs
- Unlimited HD 720p video upgrades

Photography superstar Scott Bourne is no stranger to the trends in technology and social media for photographers. Check out his tips and tricks on the best ways to sell Animoto videos:

Try it yourself! Sign up for a year of Animoto Pro and get 2 months free! Promo Code: PC52011

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.

Nikonkidforever Picks Up 1st Photograph of the Month Victory
If you haven't already, this PotM is a must-see - and from a brand-new member to the Corner!

Pick the Winner of the June 2011 Photograph of the Month Contest
Today's the last day to cast your vote - get on it!

The Winner of CCC#86 Is 'Shopping 1800's Style'
Not many entries, but the winner was a good one - Msnow's first CCC victory, too.

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: ).

SmugMug Corner #94: John Roberts
A great interview with a photographer from the Pacific Northwest.

No More 'Photoshop Monday' & 'Photography Thursday' Video Corners
Find out why there are no more Video Corners on PhotographyCorner anymore.

It's Your Turn to Help with the 2011 Corner Fund Raiser
Our announcement of the 2011 Corner Fund Raiser.

Corner Member Close Up: Masoud Harati
He won a PotY, now see his favorite photos and read his story.

More Prizes for the 2011 Corner Fund Raiser
Yup, we're giving away lots of prizes - have you donated yet?

SmugMug Corner #95: Ian Brodie
An interview with a photographer/author from New Zealand.

Corner Member Close Up: Andrew Kua
You know him as ndroo - read his interview and browse through is favorite photographs (lomographers take note!).

May 2011 Bling
Congratulations to jaharris1001 for picking up a Silver Commitment Award.

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. ;)

Corner Photo Walks - Allentown, PA - May 11-15, 2011
Check out all that went on at the 5-day PhotographyCorner gathering earlier in May.

Premiere Projects
The hidden gem of the Corner. If you're not a Premiere Member, you are missing out - BIG TIME.

2011 Corner Fund Raiser
Go here - make a donation. The Corner needs you.

What Do You Use to Sell Your Photography... and Why?
Great discussion going on here, on where to sell your prints, and restrictions placed on photographers by venues.

Grad ND Filter on Camera vs. Digital
An interesting discussion on the pros and cons of using a filter or "doing it in post."

6) Help Shape the Corner

You're an active participant in the forums; you read all the blog posts, you enter some contests, and you've even made a donation to the 2011 Corner Fund Raiser (you have made a donation already, right $username?), so it's only fair that you have your say in what's going on around the Corner. So I want you to take a couple of minutes to think about it, then send me a private message on the forums ( ) and tell me one thing you would change/add/do to make PhotographyCorner an even better online destination for photographers. Just one thing. Could be big, or small. Could be doable, or just a dream. But I want you to think about it, then let me know. Help shape the photography community you love and enjoy.

See you around the Corner,
Tim L. Walker

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