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Moments: Caught on Camera, August 17 to 23

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

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People swim at the start of the annual Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich. The participants swam across Lake Zurich on a 1,500 metres track. The diagonal lines created by the swimmers makes the composition interesting.

Michael Buholzer/REUTERS

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A loggerhead turtle hatchling makes it's way to the surf, as tourists and volunteers look on, at South Litchfield Beach along the coast of South Carolina. The medium depth of field helps keep the focus on the turtle without blurring the people in the background too much. Try experimenting with different apertures to see how depth of field changes your images.

Randall Hill/REUTERS

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People cool down in a swimming pool in Daying county, in southwestern China's Sichuan Province. The tight crop adds to the claustrophobic feeling of the image. Don't be afraid crop in tight and let your image spill outside your frame.


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A Hindu priest performs rituals during Kuse Aunsi or Nepalese Father’s day at Gokarneshwar temple in Katmandu, Nepal. Kuse Aunsi is a unique Hindu festival of Nepal where fathers living or dead are honored. The different colours of light really help the subject to stand out as he's framed between two other people.

Niranjan Shrestha/AP

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Jamie McCaffrey of Ottawa, Ont., was on Parliament Hill prior to the performance of Fortissimo 2012 when he captured the Centennial Flame as performers filled the background. The photo was selected as the best submission on the theme of landmarks. Check back soon for our reason.

Jamie McCaffrey

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