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Regan Shercliffe  submitted this image taken with a Canon 5D MarkII, with and exposure or 1/200 sec at f/10, ISO 400. Using an aperture of f/10 you have to watch dust on the sensor with such a clean background, there is a small dot right in center towards the top of the frame, simple to clone out.  It appears there are some other spots you caught but the cloning is a little obvious. The photo has a great feel to it, the concept of focusing on the strings and fingers is well done with an appropriate depth of field.

The left hand (right in the frame) is the victim of distortion having a stretched out look, which is intensified by the position the hand has to be in to play the chords.  There appears to be some flaring of the light towards the bottom of the frame.  Lighting reflective subjects is tricky business, there are a lot of ways to work the light to accent specific parts of the subject.  The lighter reflected section of the guitar works here but be aware there are a lot of different ways to light subjects, especially reflective ones and the final image can look totally different depending on the lighting.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets three and a half stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

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