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Moments: Caught on Camera, April 13 to 19

Cigdem Ozyaman of Turkey unloads her shotgun during a training session ahead of the ISSF Shooting World Cup at the Olympic shooting venue in London April 18, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SHOOTING)


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

Photo tip for April 19: The photographer waited for just the right moment when the shells have popped out with the smoke trailing to capture the picture. Timing is a crucial part of any photograph. Find a scene where you expect something to happen and wait for just thr right moment to make the picture.

Photo tip for April 18: By getting in close to the boys the reader feels like they are part of the action. The slight tilt of the frame allows the photographer to include more of the scene than if they shot it as a straight horizontal. Don't be shy when you are photographing people. "If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough." -Robert Capa founder of Magnum Photos

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Photo tip for April 17: Not only is the main subject in silhouette but by placing the sun directly behind him you also create a halo effect. Try doing silhouettes with the sun directly behind your subject as well as off to the side to see how they change the look of your picture.

Photo tip for April 16: The layering and overhead angle is what makes this image interesting. By shooting straight down on the girl she becomes framed by her mothers hands and the balcony while the people down on the street add an interesting element to the image. Add layers to your images by putting something in the foreground or background of your subject.

Photo tip for April 13: Susanne Spanell spotted this robin perched near the Vancouver seawall and captured this photo using a narrow depth of field. It was selected as the best image on the spring theme. Why we chose it: Nothing says spring more than the first robin. Bright colours, a shallow depth of field and some really nice framing add up to make this a great spring image.

Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Shutter speed 1/800 sec, F-stop 5.6, ISO 100, Lens EF-S 55-250 @ 179mm

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 from a weekly assignment. This week's assignment: urban scenes

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