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Tim L. Walker June 30th, 2011 10:19 AM

Volume 8, Issue 6 - June 2011 Newsletter
Volume 8, Issue 6

1) Getting Up to Speed
2) Sponsor: PrintedArt
3) Corner Contest Updates
4) From the Corner Blogosphere
5) Around the Forums in 30 Days
6) Social Media Contest Coming

1) Getting Up to Speed

If you've been following along around the Corner lately, you know we've just recently moved into a new, lickity-split fast server. Have you noticed the speed increase (3.511 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 970 Processor, 16GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM with 3500GB bandwidth - Booyah!)? Of course, with the 2011 Corner Fundraiser, we're still raising money to pay for it (have you donated yet?). If you're an active member of the Corner, the community would really appreciate it if you pitched in to help with the costs of the new server. A lot, but not all, of the costs associated with running the site are offset by advertising. To help cover the remaining costs of the new server (about an extra $150/month), we need your help. We still have $2,200 to go. Please consider making a donation (of as little as $25) today: Don't forget about the dozens of prizes we're giving away to those that donate once we reach out goal - $1,000's in prizes!! If you haven't already, please give a little back to the photography community that you know and love:

2) Sponsor: PrintedArt

PrintedArt was not only the lead sponsor of the 2010 Photograph of the Year contest, but they've also sponsored several of our Photograph of the Month contests (providing several members with FANTASTIC LOOKING prints). In addition, they've continued to support and invest in the growth of the PhotographyCorner community by advertising in the newsletter and on the site as well (I'm sure you've seen their banners around!). The best part about working with PrintedArt, however, is that the product/service they provide is superb.

They mount your printed image with a special adhesive to a double layer of thin aluminum with a PVC core in between. This material guarantees extraordinary stiffness and a very even surface. As an additional protective layer, the image receives a laminated finish to protect it from the elements and from UV damage. Both matte and glossy images can be mounted on aluminum dibond (and the mounted image comes with hangers that allow for the image to hang frameless). Sealing the image with a layer of acrylic gives it sheen and guarantees extraordinary durability. The image is mounted behind an acrylic plate before being glued on the aluminum dibond. In addition to the increased durability, this method gives the images improved depth perception and vibrance. It sounds complicated, but the end result is fantastic. It's clean, it looks professional, and best of all, it really brings out and enhances each photograph. Could we, as photographers, ask for anything more out of a print?

For more information, and to see how good your photographs will look printed on aluminum dibond with acrylic, visit them at

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.

Hot Air Balloons Over Tulip Field is the June 2011 PotM
A gorgeous photograph by william88 brought him his first PotM victory

Eco Awareness Wins Contest Corner Challenge #87: Going Green
With almost half the votes, william88 took the June 2011 sweep by winning the 87th CCC.

Your Vote Could Decide the July 2011 Photograph of the Month
Today is the last day to cast your vote - make it count!

Photograph Kids Stuff to Enter Contest Corner Challenge #88
Entries due in by July 10th - photograph some "kids stuff" to enter this contest.

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 #96: Brian Smithson
Enjoy the interview and dozen+ photographs of UK's own Brian Smithson.

Corner Member Close Up: Danielle Tunstall
You won't want to miss Danielle's unique photography/photoshop art.

SmugMug Corner #97: Gareth Ash
Another great interview featuring a dozen photos from the beautiful state of Wisconsin.

Corner Member Close Up: Scott Williams
An interview and 20+ photos with the 8th place finalist of the 2010 PotY.

Going Pro Kit - How to Make Money from Your Photography
40% off a fantastic package of ebooks and audio interviews for those wanting to "go pro" with their photography.

June 2011 Bling
Tj_Delikat picks up a Silver Commitment Award - make sure to congratulate her on her shiny, new medal!

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. ;)

Gear Marketplace
Looking to buy or sell photography gear? This is the place to do it.

Poll: Which eye do you use?
Which eye do you use to look through your viewfinder? Vote in the poll and see if you're "normal."

Off camera lighting, post your shots!
A great "learning" thread that specifically focuses on photos taken with off camera flashes.

What are you listening to right now?
A lot of us listen to music while we work - what about you?

ANNOUNCEMENT: Server Move Complete - Anything Broken?
We moved to the new server earlier in the month - did we miss anything?

Has Photography Changed?
Interesting discussion on "taking" a picture versus "making" a picture.

6) Social Media Contest Coming

If you're not involved in social media, I've gotta say, you're missing out. Sure, not everyone's into Twitter, but if Facebook were a nation, it would be the 3rd largest in the world (and it's not even allowed in China!). You can, of course, find PhotographyCorner on Twitter ( ) and Facebook ( ). Some time in the next week, we're going to offer up some prizes to help get the ball rolling again for the 2011 Corner Fundraiser - and we're going to announce them on Twitter and Facebook first. So make sure you're following @thecorner and that you "like" PhotographyCorner on Facebook. You WON'T want to miss out.

See you around the Corner,
Tim L. Walker

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