Hot Pic of the Week
Get published, get famous! Each week, we select our favorite reader-submitted photo based on creativity, originality, and technique. Every month, the best of the weekly winners gets a prize valued at between $15 and $50.
Here's how to enter: Send us your photograph in JPEG format, at a resolution no higher than 640 by 480 pixels. Entries at higher resolutions will be immediately disqualified. If necessary, use an image editing program to reduce the file size of your image before e-mailing it to us. Include the title of your photo along with a short description and how you photographed it. Don't forget to send your name, e-mail address, and postal address. Before entering, please read the full description of the contest rules and regulations.
This Week's Hot Pic: "Portal to the Heavens," by Neil R. Shapiro, Otter Point, Maine
Neil writes: "I woke up early to photograph the sunrise in Acadia National Park. Just after the sun was up, I started walking along the beautiful shoreline. At one point, the sun went behind some stratus clouds, and I was able to get this reflection in a tide pool."
Neil used a Canon EOS Digital Rebel.
This story, "Digital Focus: Making the Most of Aperture Mode" was originally published by PCWorld.