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Moments: Caught on Camera, June 1 to June 7

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

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It was an overcast day and I was behind our condo units in Craig Bay Parksville B.C. The shallow depth of field and bright colours really made this image stand out. The tight crop makes the reader feel there is much more to the image outside the frame.

Susan Miller

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A farmer transports rice home by a cart in Lien Ha village, outside Hanoi June, Vietnam. The photographer has shot this image from a low angle which puts the subject against the sky cleaning up the background. Try shooting from different angles to give you a nice clean background.


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Fireworks are seen at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok. This year marks the 2600th anniversary of Buddha's enlightenment. Using a long shutter allows the photographer to capture the fireworks and candles perfectly. Try using a long shutter at night with no flash to capture low light scenes.

Sukree Sukplang/REUTERS

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A boy smile as he looks out from a teashop where he works in Kathmandu. The warm light and smile on the boy's face make this image very inviting.

Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves Westminster Hall in the Palace of Westminster in the 1902 State Landau after a lunch to mark her Diamond Jubilee, in central London. This is the perfect angle to layer all the people involved with event. Try getting slightly above a crowd to help layer your image.

Luke MacGregor/REUTERS

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