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This photo submitted by Quentin Robinson looks like it came from a stock agency. Which is fine if you are trying to shoot stock. If you want something more eye-catching however, try to steer clear of typical stock shots. It’s nice to see a vertical photo, so often we are bombarded with horizontals.

The composition is also nice. I like that the photographer strategically placed the horizon line so the photo is divided into 2/3 of sky and 1/3 of sand. The sky does look a little fake due to over saturation. It's too obvious that the sky and sand images were placed together in post editing and were not originally shot together. Also, the shadow in the sand has a bit of noise. Not a bad photo but has room for improvement.
__—Linzee Karasik
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This photo gets three stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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