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Moments: Caught on Camera, Sept. 2 to Sept. 6

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

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Self-portrait of Chris Hadfield in the Cupola with rising Dragon below, Africa behind, MArch 3, 2013. Reader assignment: Self portrait. Time to turn the camera on yourself using a mirror, self timer or another creative way to capture you.

Photo by Cmdr. Chris Hadfield/CSA

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A Cape Town resident trains at an outdoor fitness park in the city's Sea Point suburb, during a day of respite from the icy winter weather that left snowfall on surrounding mountains, September 2, 2013. WHY WE PICKED IT: The photographer found an interesting foreground to compliment the dramatic sky.

Mike Hutchings/REUTERS

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A tourist walks inside Attalos Arcade in the ancient agora (market) in Athens September 3, 2013. WHY WE PICKED IT: Good timing on the subject just exiting the frame but it's the lighting that really makes the photo stand out. Creates nice shadows and patterns throughout the scene.

John Kolesidis/REUTERS

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Dennis Page of Halifax sent us this image for our shadow assignment. The long shadow helps fill empty space in the image, making it more dynamic.

Dennis Page

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