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Moments: Caught on Camera, July 29 to August 2

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

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A man prepares balloons for supporters of the Cambodian People Party during an election rally on the last day of campaigning in central Phnom Penh. NEXT ASSIGNMENT: Foreground. Try placing something in the foreground of your image to add depth. Try both in focus and out of focus objects for different feelings.

Samrang Pring/REUTERS

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A passenger ferry navigates past the Sydney Opera House, as a rainbow is seen in the sky, on a sunny winter afternoon in central Sydney. WHY WE PICKED IT: Being in the right place at the right time can pay huge photographic dividends. This photographer managed to capture a rainbow completing its arc directly on this venerable Sydney landmark.

Daniel Munoz/REUTERS

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Dan Elliott takes advantage of the summer evening as he flies through the air on his wakeboard along Indian Arm in North Vancouver, B.C.. WHY WE PICKED IT: The wakeboarder was lit by spotlights on the boat not only allowing him to wakeboard at dusk but providing dramatic studio-like lighting. Very cool for an outdoor adventure sport.

Jonathan Hayward/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Spain's Mireia Belmonte Garcia competes in a Women's 1500m freestyle heat at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. WHY WE PICKED IT: The panned blur and the perspective compression caused by use of a telephoto lens add abstract elements to this photo from a swimming competition.

Manu Fernandez/AP Photo

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Rob Ruttan of Barrie, Ont., sent us this image for our contrast assignment. The photo’s great composition places the tree and shed in the perfect place to contrast the yellow and green of the fields.

Rob Ruttan

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