One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures
A baby giraffe stands in front of its mother Gambela at the zoo in Dortmund, Germany. Using the mother's body as background creates the perfect backdrop for this image. And having the baby staring right at camera makes her standout from background.
People cheer as coloured water is sprayed on them during Holi celebrations in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. WHY WE PICKED IT: This is an arresting image not just because of the riot of colour but with all the action thanks to great timing and shooting the crowd from above.
(Amit Dave/Amit Dave)
A man herds donkeys on Shela beach on Lamu, an island in the Indian Ocean off the northern coast of Kenya. WHY WE PICKED IT: Finding an interesting foreground can add energy to your photos. Shooting through the trees gives this scene an extra layer of interest.
A man and a child walk past a Frankenstein graffiti painted on the roller shutter of a shop at the neighbourhood of La Latina in central Madrid. WHY WE PICKED IT: Sometimes less is more. Using just a slice of sunlight and leaving the rest of the frame dark creates an interesting image.
While walking the dog and looking for patterns we passed a school yard fence that I thought was pretty cool. After another fresh snowfall I went out with my camera and took a picture of the fence pattern, breaking it up with a leftover bike lock hanging on the links. WHY WE LIKED IT: The pattern created by the chain link fence becomes a secondary element to the lock which helps break up the pattern creating an interesting visual.
(Laurie Ann Milne)