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Miners celebrate after a giant drill machine breaks through the rock at the western tunnel section Sedrun-Faido, at the construction site of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel.

ARND WIEGMANN/Arnd Wiegmann/REUTERS

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

Photo tip for March 23: The silhouette of the pillow fight works well as the light shines through the feathers helping them standout giving the image a focus.

Photo tip for March 22: By getting down low and using a wide-angle lens the performer seems larger than life in the frame. The low angle also cleans up the background by placing the subject against the sky.

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Photo tip for March 21: A long exposure was used to capture the aurora borealis, or northern lights. The cabin in the distance adds a human element to the image as well as adding perspective.

Photo tip for March 18: Bob Stares uploaded this image to our Flickr pool in response to our call-out on the theme of contrast. Why we like it: The white and black of the birch tree contrasts perfectly with the snow and shadow of the background helping it to pop of the page.

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: Graffiti.

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