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Moments: Caught on Camera, April 1 to April5

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

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A worker stands in the abandoned auditorium of Nigeria's National Theatre in Lagos, Nigeria. WHY WE PICKED IT: The image shows a great use of available light to illuminate the subject, with the light slowly dropping off around her.

Jon Gambrell/AP PHOTO

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The Marine One helicopter is framed by blooming Magnolia trees as President Barack Obama lifts off from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington. WHY WE PICKED IT: Pick your foreground wisely to enhance the overall look of your image. This photo would not be as interesting without the added colour and shape of the flowers in foreground.

Charles Dharapak/AP Photo

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Members of the media are reflected in the windows of the 100th floor observation deck in the One World Trade Center in New York, April 2, 2013. WHY WE PICKED IT: Reflection is used in a clever way to showcase an amazing view of New York. Always have a second look before taking your shot. You might just find a better way to compose it.

Lucas Jackson/REUTERS

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A New York Mets fan waits to ride the escalator at CitiField before the New York Mets opening day MLB National League baseball game against the San Diego Padres. WHY WE PICKED IT: Spring is here with baseball season kicking off. Choosing a high angle and having the subject tack sharp with other fans blurred creates an interesting image.

Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS

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Sarah Jordan of Toronto sent us this detail image she shot in her kitchen of some bendy straws for our reader photo assignment on details. WHY WE PICKED IT: The great angle, shallow depth of field and colours really make this detail image standout.

Sarah Jordan

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