One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures
Bishops atend a mass celebrated by Pope Bemedict XVI marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Why we picked it: The pattern of colours here grabs your eye. Patterns can always make for an interesting photograph.
An artist paints idols of Hindu warrior goddess Durga, who destroys demons to prevail over evil, in New Delhi, India. The festival of Durga will be celebrated from Oct. 20-24, 2012. Why we picked it: Blurring the background and focusing on the artist’s hand painting the statue makes for an interesting image. Sometimes when you include less information in a photo, there’s a better result.
A women arranges books on a shelf at the Frankfurt Book Fair that will be opened later in the day in Frankfurt, Germany. Why we picked it: Taking a high angle makes for a more dramatic photo, along with a wide-angle lens to maximize the number of books in the frame. Always survey the scene you want to photograph, then decide what angle and lens may improve it.
A woman makes her way with a dog to enjoy a sunny autumn day near Seebruck, southern Germany. Why we picked it: Composed in shades of green, naturally divided into a rough rule of thirds, plus the compression of a telephoto lens turn an everyday scene from a field into a work of art.
Chloe Duncan shot this image of her dog Gypsie playing with a stick as the afternoon sun casts long shadows at Alpha Lake Park in Whistler. Why we picked it: The long shadows are main element of this image as they play off the out of focus foreground perfectly.