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Moments: Caught on Camera, July 27 to August 2

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

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Spanish acrobat David Pereira is silhouetted as he performs on the roof terrace of a hotel with the 368 meters high television tower in the background during a photo call in Berlin, Germany. Use landmarks to help give your pictures context.

Gero Breloer/AP

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Leona Ryan, from Norfolk England, explores the 'aMAZEme' installation, a maze constructed of 250,000 books by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo, at the Royal Festival Hall, on the southbank, in central London. The foreground leads through the image to the subject.

Dominic Lipinski/PA/AP

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A teacher instructs a girl during a ballet class at a dancing school in Haikou, in southern China's Hainan province. Really nice use of reflections and silhouettes. Don't be afraid to combine effects when you are thinking about your images.


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Courtney Szto took this self portrait for our people on vacation reader assignment. The angle works well with the beach and city in the background as the sun creates some nice lens flare.

Courtney Szto

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