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: "Flower Bubbles," by Loren Lewis, Vernon, Connecticut
About this week's winning photo, Loren says: "I cut away one side of a cardboard box and lined the inside with aluminum foil to reflect the normal daylight that entered from the open side. Next, I placed a blue terrycloth towel on the bottom of the box and an artificial flower on the towel. I then took a piece of glass from an old picture frame and placed it on top of the box. I placed drops of water on the glass. Using a tripod, I placed the camera over the glass and focused on the drops."
This story, "Digital Focus: Straighten Your Crooked Pictures" was originally published by PCWorld.