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Tim L. Walker July 31st, 2011 03:15 PM

Volume 8, Issue 7 - July 2011 Newsletter
Volume 8, Issue 7

1) Quiet in the Summer
2) Sponsor: PrintedArt
3) Corner Contest Updates
4) From the Corner Blogosphere
5) Around the Forums in 30 Days
6) Want to be in the Mod Squad?

1) Quiet in the Summer

For many of us it's summertime right now. For the past 7 years, that's almost always signified slower times around the Corner. I assume that's because everyone is outside enjoying the sunshine (and hopefully taking some photos as well). I think it's a fairly common occurrence among online communities... but for those not used to it, it can make the Corner seem particularly slow during the summer. I promise, once the kids are back in school, and summer holidays are over, things pick up around the Corner again.

The 2011 Corner Fund Raiser has also almost slowed to a complete halt. We're currently $2,000 away from our goal, and until we hit that goal, there will be no PhotographyCorner app, and we won't be able to give away any of the prizes! I'm currently looking for corporate sponsors (if you know of any companies that may be interested, let me know), so we'll see if we can raise some money for the app that way. Of course, we'd love it if you made a donation yourself. Get all the details about the fundraiser and make a donation today:

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 - I even got one in the mail this week!). 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.

"My First Star Scape" Wins the July 2011 PotM
Make sure to congratulate biante12 on his first PotM win (and check out his beautiful star scape photo!).

Contest Corner Challenge #88: Kids Stuff Winner Announced
Another first-time winner for CCC#88: devonhymelphotography.

Use Leading Lines to Enter Contest Corner Challenge #89
You have until August 3rd to get your entries in - voting will begin on the 4th.

Vote for the August 2011 Photograph of the Month
By the time you read this, it may be too late - but if you get this on before Monday hits, cast your vote ASAP!

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 #98: Samuel Pierson
Meet a science teacher from France - over a dozen photos of rally cars, landscapes, sports and more.

Corner Member Close Up: Sharna Lee
An interview with one of the first self-proclaimed "refugee's from that other site." ;)

SmugMug Corner #99: Colleen M. Griffith
Interview with the full-time photographer from San Francisco.

Corner Member Close Up: Michelle Oppegard
A chat with one of the most popular moderators around the Corner (includes 2 dozen photos!).

SmugMug Corner #100: Mary "Ginger" Rogers Jones
A very special 100th edition of the SmugMug Corner series - with over 40 photos - a must read!

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. ;)

Picture Relay
We're just under 1,000 posts - Are you playing picture relay around the Corner?

Let's Compare Contrast Values
How calibrated is your monitor? Compare with the rest of us...

Fun Color Test
This is a test for your eyes - how are you with colors?

The Corner Blog (Comments)
Did you know you can comment on our blog posts? The comments section is linked right into the forums!

The not-so-old debate rages on.

Premiere Projects
The home of the popular bi-weekly photography projects for Premiere Members.

Premiere Membership
What? You're not a Premiere Member yet? Become one today!

6) Want to be in the Mod Squad?

The 'Mod Squad' is a group of dedicated members around the Corner that help keep this place organized, active, and spam-free. They do a bunch behind the scenes (from cleaning up spam and moving threads), to helping new members find their way around and answering questions. Every once and a while we like to add some new mods to the group. We'll be asking for applications soon, and, if you're an active member of the Corner, we'd love for you to consider becoming a moderator. We ask that you can commit to checking into the forums at least several times/week, and that you love the Corner (and photography, of course). We're not taking applications yet, but I do want you to start thinking about it if you're interested. Keep your eye on the Corner Blog ( ) over the next month or so and we'll let you know when we're "hiring." ;) It's a great way to give back to the Corner, and hey, you can even put it on your resume or in your portfolio!

See you around the Corner,
Tim L. Walker

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