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Moments: Caught on Camera, August 5-August 11

Two women, one of them carrying a baby on her back, walk next to Lake Azuei near the border with the Dominican Republic in Malpasse, Haiti, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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

Photo tip for August 11: The photographer has used the trees as framing to bring the readers eye into the people walkng on the bank. Look around and try to shoot through something to create a frame around your subjects.

Photo tip for August 10: By getting down low, the photographer is able to find just the right angle for the reflection to work perfectly. There is a lot happening in this image to keep the reader engaged. Try getting down low to find different angles for your pictures.

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Photo tip for August 9: The light coming illuminating this the umbrella really makes this image. By exposing for the highlights the photographer has let the shadows go black giving the umbrella a lot of pop. Try putting a light source behind something that is a little transparent and see what happens.

Photo tip for August 8: Perfect timing by the photographer has caught a little bird grabbing some food out of the mans hand as the pigeons hangout below. This is also a great use of negative space as the green grass is balanced off by the concreat patio.

Photo tip for August 5: Collette Valliear of Toronto shot this image of children at Port Colborne's Canal Days festival on July 30 and uploaded it to flickr in response to our call-out for photos of summer. Why we chose it: The processing of this image gives it a nostalgic feel. By adding film-like grain, the photo turns out looking similar to an old family photo that brings back memories of summer vacations past.

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 on a weekly theme. This week's assignment: Shallow depth of field.

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