Five Quick Tips for Better Holiday Photos


Get published, get famous! Each week, we select our favorite reader-submitted photo based on creativity, originality, and technique.

Here's how to enter: 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 .

This week's Hot Pic: "Common Puffin" by Emily Mabee, Lewiston, Maine

Emily says: "I took this photo on Machias Seal Island, which is off the coast of Cutler, Maine, with a Canon 50D."