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Moments: Caught on Camera, Feb. 17 to Feb. 23

A Pakistani man looks at mirrors displayed for sale outside an accessory shop for cars, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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

Photo tip for Feb. 23: The refelctions in the mirrors add depth to the image. The reader is able to look at a number of different scenes in the one picture. Try using reflections to add things that are outside frame to your pictures giving them depth.

Photo tip for Feb. 22: Great example of some creative cropping. When you are shooting a group try to crop into the group a little leaving some things partially out of the frame. This gives the idea that the image continues outside the borders of your picture.

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Photo tip for Feb. 21: The darkness of the silhouette is balanced off by the strong orange and blue colours creating what almost looks like a painting.

Photo tip for Feb. 20: There is some really nice layering happening in this image. Also by including the surroundings in the image the reader gets a better understanding of the story.

Photo tip for Feb. 17: Karen Punnett cut a heart-shaped hole in a piece of paper and placed it on her camera to capture this amorphous burst of hearts. It was selected as the best submission on the theme of love. Why we chose it: The photographer took a very creative approach to this week's assignment on love. Using some LED lights and a homemade lens cover with a heart punched into it, she created a dynamic image that stands out.

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 on a weekly theme. This week's theme: Framing

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