In this view of Mexico City, the Mexican flag rises over Zócalo square. / Jeffrey Goodman, Your Take
For Camera Day, we asked you to share your best pics and photography tips.
"You don't necessarily have to buy an expensive camera or lens in order to take great photos," Goodman said. "Sure, having a fancy zoom lens can improve the quality and options for taking great photos, but a huge part of photography is not about your equipment. It is about finding the best angle, lighting, perspective, composition or story that a snapshot can tell."
In this photo, Goodman's best friend Mark Bowerbank challenged the waves of the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, Calif.
From the Staten Island Ferry, Goodman caught this view of lower Manhattan.
Goodman's two sons dipped their feet in the Lake Erie water as the sun set. "I love taking candid shots that just spontaneously happen," Goodman said. "Capturing raw emotion or unscripted scenes allows for an authenticity that can't be duplicated."
In Zócalo square in the heart of Mexico City, this photo was "taken shortly after I proposed to my wife back in 2001."
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