In Pictures

Moments: Caught on Camera, March 9 to March 15

The Globe and Mail

Harlee Taylor, 7, of Caldwell, Texas, does a cartwheel as she, her sisters and best friend play on the sand on a sunny Tuesday, March 13, 2012, on the beach by Seawall Boulevard in Galveston, Texas. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Nick de la Torre) (Nick de la Torre/Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle/AP)

One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures.

Photo tip for March 15: By composing the image with part of the body cropped out of the frame the shadow becomes the main focus. Try creatively cropping your images to make them more interesting.

Photo tip for March 14: The photographer uses a window to frame the young monk. The shutters on the window in the background continue the pattern from the windows in the foreground.

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Photo tip for March 13: The vertical lines from the bridge help to frame the man bringing the readers eye to the centre of the image. Try using lines to bring attention to the subject in your picture.

Photo tip for March12: A long shutter speed and lack of flash let ambient light illuminate the scene giving this image a very moody feel. Try turning off your flash and using a slow shutter speed to capture natural light, which will give your image a more natural look.

Photo tip for March 9: Colin Knowles used a wide-angle lens at the Broadway-City Hall stop in Vancouver to capture this shot of a fast-moving train. It was selected as the best submission on the theme of movement. Why we chose it: Great photos require patience. When you see your perfect shot, always take a moment to see what else you can add or subtract to make it even more stunning. In this case the movement in this photo produces an explosion of colours from the train passing through station. The use of movement is what makes this photo great.

Each weekday, our photo editors will select one compelling image for prominent play in the newspaper. On Friday, we'll publish in the newspaper our favourite reader photo from a weekly assignment. This week's assignment: Sports photography