One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures
A spectator arrives late for country music star Martina McBride's concert at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa, Ca. The splash of light on the bright orange background really makes this silhouette pop off the image. Try composing with bright colours behind your subject to make them stand out.
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and children play on a segregated beach in Netanya, north of Tel Aviv, Israel. Religious Jews have a section of the beach that is reserved for them. The beach is segregated so that on alternating days it is only men or women. The figure in the foreground really makes this an interesting image. Try adding things to the foreground of your pictures to change up the composition.
A woman releases a balloon into the air during the 20th anniversary of the closure of the Omarska detention camp in Omarska. Hundreds of former inmates released balloons with names of missing persons into the air during a ceremony marking its closure. composing the image so that just the arm is visible adds tension to the picture.
A Palestinian reads from the Quran during the dawn prayer on the fifteenth day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in the refugee camp of Jenin, West Bank. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year which lasts 30 days, and is devoted to dawn-to-dusk fasting, prayers and good deeds. The man in the lower right makes this silhouette work.
Kim Dennis was camping with her 7 year-old son Avery at Falcon Lake, Man., when she captured this photo of a roasting marshmallow in front of the fire. The photo was selected as the best submission on the theme of "night." Check back soon for our reason. Perfect exposure and great composition are what makes this image.