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January 20, 2012
Comments Disabled

One of the fixes for the site is the ability to regulate comments more effectively. Unfortunately, from time to time we get hackers who like to share their nuggets of stupidity on our photos. Each measure we put in place they circumvent. So while the site is in hiatus, I've shut down commenting for the site in general.

Thanks for your patience!

Keywords: pv  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on January 20, 2012 13:25 

January 12, 2012

Win a copy of ThumbsPlus! by Cerious Software

photographyvoice.com and Cerious Software have teamed up to give 3 lucky winners a copy of their ThumbsPlus! v8.0 photo editing software.

Simply make sure you like us on Facebook and optionally follow us on Twitter for more chances to win! Winners will be selected after January 19, 2012.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on January 12, 2012 13:18 
Last updated by: on January 12, 2012 13:26

January 03, 2012

Happy New Year! Site Return Update

Hope everyone is enjoying the start to 2012 and it's a wonderful year for everyone. Still working on the site and it will be back. Just keep checking and I apologize for the extended down time.

Look for some new reviews in the very near term as well.

Thanks for your patience!

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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on January 03, 2012 11:39 

December 04, 2011

POTD Offline until 2012

Effective 11/15/2011 the photographyvoice.com POTD is suspended until further notice.

Expect things to be back up around the first of the year, targeting January 1, 2012.

I appreciate your continued support of the site and hope you'll bear with me during this time. Rest assured this is not a financial or health related issue. Just taking some time off to work on some long overdue improvements.

Please stay tuned to the site as developments progress.

Kevin Kitchens

Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 04, 2011 00:00 
Last updated by: on December 04, 2011 09:37

October 27, 2011

Bootstrap Bill Turner Passes Away :(

UPDATE 10/27/2011... Bill Turner passed away. Prayers for his family and friends.

Just learned that one of our members, 'Bootstrap' Bill Turner has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. According to his shared emailed, one lung is gone and the other is inoperable.

From: Bill Turner
Sent: Monday, 3 October 2011 9:07 PM
To: John King
Subject: 10/03

Thanks for the Facebook comments.
I'll be shifting to the VA facility later this AM.
The cancer is terminal. My right lung has been destroyed and
the left lung is infected with cancer and is inoperable.

You may share this information as you wish.


A thread has been setup for prayers and comments to Bill over on DPReview if you'd like to share there. Likewise you can post comments here.

Get well soon Bill! God can work miracles!


Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on October 27, 2011 09:45 
Last updated by: on October 27, 2011 09:45

October 01, 2011

REVIEW: Portrait Professional 10

I've posted my first video review and it's of Portrait Professional 10 by Anthropics. This tool allows you to edit your portraits easily to give them a clean, professional model look.

Portrait Professional is Highly Recommended.

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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on October 01, 2011 13:18 
Last updated by: on October 11, 2011 15:05

October POTD Category: Apples and Oranges

Sorry for the late notice... the category has been open for a few hours, but I forgot to post to the news feed.

This month (It's October already!!!) is Apples OR Oranges. One or the other... Or both if you prefer.

Not PINE-Apples.
Not Orange colored things...

Real Fruits... Apples. Oranges. They don't have to be the main attraction, they can be included in your shot in an interesting way.

Category is open now (still), so get cranking!

Keywords: pv  potd  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on October 01, 2011 00:33 

September 25, 2011

Thanks for Five Wonderful Years!!!

Today marks the fifth birthday or anniversary of photographyvoice.com and I want to thank everyone who has been a part of this site during that period.

Our first POTD Selections came on September 25, 2006 (View them here) and the excellent photos have been coming ever since.

We've had:

  • 16,684 photos selected as POTD in those five years.
  • 1,087 different photographers win a POTD.
  • 300 different cameras produce a POTD.
  • 113 countries represented in the photos.
  • 300+ members on our Facebook Page

This does not include all the many, many, many thousands of entries as well as World in Pictures Day participations.

Thank you so much for making this site what it is. I hope we can provide more and better features in the very near future.

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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on September 25, 2011 00:10 
Last updated by: on September 25, 2011 00:10

September 15, 2011

World in Pictures Day 18 Gallery Open

The gallery of photos from this weekend's World in Pictures Day event marking the 10th anniversary of the 09/11 attacks is now online.

View the 45 entries HERE.

Thanks to everyone who took part!

Keywords: wpd  pv  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on September 15, 2011 01:11 

September 09, 2011

World in Pictures Day 18: September 11, 2011

While September 11, 2001 was a terrible day in American history, the horror of it was shared by the world as a whole.

As this year marks the 10th anniversary of that senseless attack, I felt it would be only fitting to show the world as it is a decade later. Therefore our next World in Pictures Day edition (the 18th) will be 9/11/2011.

As usual, take a photo of your part of the world showing life as it happens. Your photo MUST be taken when it is September 11 where you are. Nothing from the tenth or the twelfth.

Your entry does not have to cover memorials or observances. Simply showing that life indeed goes on if fitting enough tribute.

Full details can be found at http://photographyvoice.com/world-in-pictures-day

As always we all look forward to seeing your world.

Keywords: pv  wpd  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on September 09, 2011 13:52 
Last updated by: on September 09, 2011 13:54

August 25, 2011

September POTD Category: Five

The Jacksons
Golden Rings
Little Peppers
Guys (yum!)
Boroughs of New York

Good things come in fives and September's POTD category is no different. The number 5 is the theme and we're looking for either the number 5 (not the word) OR five of your subject (not four or six or 300). Find a way to photograph the number or the amount in an interesting way.

Category is open now for submissions. Looking forward to your entries!

Oh yeah. photographyvoice.com will turn five years old in September as well, so that sorta makes the theme relevant. :)

Keywords: pv  potd  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on August 25, 2011 00:00 

July 31, 2011

Get Down on the Ground for August

Time to belly up to your subjects for August's POTD category. Or more appropriately, get down on your belly to take their photo. The theme category for the month is for shots taken FROM the ground level. So get down, get dirty, and get an interesting angle.

Category is open now for submissions.

Keywords: potd  pv  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on July 31, 2011 00:04 

June 24, 2011

REMINDER: Win a Verbatim Store n Go USB 3.0 Drive!

Are you running out of space for all your photos? Do you need a rock-solid but portable drive to give your laptop more space? Do you want to win one for FREE?

Our friends at Verbatim have given us a very cool, new 500GB Store ‘n’ Go® Portable Hard Drive to give away to one of our fortunate Facebook fans.

The Store 'n' Go features a 500GB hard drive and USB 3.0 connectivity for both Mac and Windows (will work with USB 2.0).

  • Design - This ultra-thin drive features a sleek piano black finish and is also available in Carribean Blue and Hot Pink in 500GB capacity.
  • Transfer Speed - SuperSpeed USB 3.0 increases transfer speed up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.
  • Backup Software - Includes Nero BackItUp & Burn Essentials software (Windows only) that enables full system backup and restore functions.
  • Green Button Software - Green Button offers 3 sleep/suspend settings, saving power when the drive is not in use.
  • Formatter Software - Features Verbatim's Formatter software, allowing users to easily change the format of the drive from HFS+ to NTFS or FAT32, based on their own requirements.

For more details, visit the Verbatim's Store 'n' Go product page.

  1. Visit and "LIKE" the photographyvoice.com Facebook page: http://facebook.com/photographyvoice. If you're already a "fan" then you're already entered!
  2. Visit and "LIKE" the Verbatim Facebook page: http://facebook.com/VerbatimUS
  3. When our Facebook page reaches over 500 "likes", we will draw a winner from those fans. That's it.

  1. At the time of drawing, the selected fan must be linked to BOTH the photographyvoice.com and Verbatim Facebook pages.
  2. The prize can only be shipped to US or Canada addresses. The winner can be from anywhere, however we must ship to an address in US or Canada.
  3. The winner is responsible for any and all taxes, customs duties, etc. that might apply.
  4. Staff and employees of Verbatim or photographyvoice.com or their relatives are not eligible to win. (Sorry mom!)

Keywords: pv  verbatim  contest  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on June 24, 2011 10:14 
Last updated by: on June 24, 2011 10:14

May 30, 2011

All Walled In for June

"All in all, we're just another brick in the wall." - Pink Floyd

"When the walls come tumbling down." - John Mellencamp

"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall." - Mother Goose

Walls are a part of our daily lives, both physically and emotionally. I would say they are an unsung part of our lives, but as you can see above, that would not be accurate.

Regardless, walls serve many purpose in photography. Leading the eye. Being the backdrop. Hosting the lizard or insect you're more focused on. (Focused, get it?) Include a wall in your shot for June's POTD theme category and remember to make it interesting!

Category is open now for submissions.

Keywords: potd  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on May 30, 2011 01:02 

May 13, 2011

Find Us on Facebook

Everyone's on Facebook these days and why should we be any different. In addition to being able to share POTD winners with your Facebook friends (see the LIKE button on the POTD page), You can also join our fan page directly at:
Soon we will be running some contests via Facebook so be sure to join today (you can simply click LIKE in the box below)

Keywords: pv  facebook  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on May 13, 2011 09:26 
Last updated by: on May 13, 2011 13:11

April 29, 2011

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

"Mirror, mirror on the wall,
what's the best photo of them all?"
~ Evil Queen

or perhaps...

"Romper Bomper Stomper Boo
Tell me, tell me, tell me do!
Magic mirror, tell me today...
Did all my photographers have fun today?"
~ Miss Sally

Well now's your time to reflect on your POTD entries for May. Using a mirror, water, bald head or other shiny surface, submit photos that show a subject along with it's reflection. All the regular rules apply, you cannot use tools to mirror the image...

Submit your best shots now. The Category is open.

Keywords: pv  potd  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on April 29, 2011 00:18 

April 21, 2011

'Like' Photos on Facebook

If you have a POTD selected, or just really like one, there is now an option to share that photo with your friends on Facebook. Under each photo description is a new LIKE button, if you have a Facebook account, you can just click the button and it will be shared on your profile page for others to see.

Don't worry, this is transparent to us and we will not see your Facebook username, account or other information.

This will however, help others to find the site and appreciate the great work you all do!

Keywords: pv  facebook  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on April 21, 2011 13:04 

March 29, 2011

Put Your Subject in Motion for April POTD

Capturing a subject in motion and conveying that motion is one of the hardest photos to do well. So that is the challenge upon you for April. Your photo should clearly indicate the subject is moving and be an interesting photo. Either the subject is blurred or the background is blurred as you pan the camera. Freeze frames and interesting patterns with the whole scene blurred is not what we're looking for here.

Think it over and take your best shot. Category is open now for submissions.

Keywords: pv  potd  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on March 29, 2011 16:52 

Site Speed Fix - Ads Pulled

Hopefully the problem with the slowness of the site is diminished on the most accessed pages. POTD viewing, Uploading, Main Page, etc. should all be markedly imrproved. One of our ad providers has been having server issues and unfortunately this was not coded to be plug and play. So to resolve this, I've turned off all ads for the time being.

If a page you regularly visit is showing ads and lagging (particularly from shopping.com), let me know please and I'll pull it.

As always, thanks for your patience!

Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on March 29, 2011 16:00 

March 27, 2011


Sorry for the delays in POTD selection. Our photo host SmugMug has made some more updates to their API, so we're having trouble sending the winning selections to their site. Hope to have it resolved very soon.

Thanks always for your patience!

UPDATE: Thanks to the API Team, we now have this working and today's winners are live!

Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on March 27, 2011 00:31 
Last updated by: on March 29, 2011 16:52

February 27, 2011

'Purple' is the March POTD Category

The POTD Category for March is Purple, the combination of the two primary colors Red and Blue. Be creative and submit your best shots!

Open now for submissions!

Keywords: pv  potd  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on February 27, 2011 01:00 

January 29, 2011

World in Pictures Day 17 Gallery Open

The Gallery for World in Pictures Day 17 (1/11/11) is finally open (sorry, but real life has been busy of late).

Check out the 33 entries and be sure to leave a comment letting folks know what you think of their shot of their part of the world.

WPD 17 Gallery

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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on January 29, 2011 00:34 

Have a Heart for February

February is right around the corner and of course LOVE will be in the air with Valentines Day on the 14th. So to celebrate love, our POTD category for February is Hearts!

Tons of photo ops for this one are out there. We've seen them so many times already, so you gotta be creative to score a POTD in this category.

Category is open now for submissions.

Everyone is just gonna LOVE your shot!

Keywords: potd  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on January 29, 2011 00:16 

January 10, 2011

World in Pictures Day 17: 1/11/11

Rapid fire WPD... As tomorrow is a cool numeric day: 1/11/11, let's do World in Pictures Day 17!

Full details as usual at http://photographyvoice.com/world-in-pictures-day.

The main thing to remember is that all photos MUST BE TAKEN on January 11, 2011 where the photo is taken.

Thanks and cannot wait to see your entries!

Keywords: pv  wpd  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on January 10, 2011 12:11 

January POTD Category: Letters Without Letters

Wow... I toyed with not having a theme category for January and got bombarded with emails requesting one... so here you go.

For January, look around to find letters (A-Z) or in another language (maybe?) in nature or in the world -- without using any actual letters. So taking a photo of a sign does not count. But taking a photo of a tree that looks like the letter V or Y would count. Or anything else that looks like, resembles, or clearly hints at a letter.

Have fun!

Keywords: pv  potd  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on January 10, 2011 11:59 

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