Final Shot: Our Favorite Reader Photo of the Month


© Roberto Ojeda

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Shutterbug reader Roberto Ojeda loves to shoot “interesting people, especially artists.” For this otherworldly shot he enlisted the help of “Monica, an amazing ballet dancer who is dancing and exploding in front of the lens.” Using one light behind Monica, Ojeda had her hold two fists full of flour and then open them in midair to “exaggerate the expressiveness of the action.” He captured the shot with a Nikon D600 and a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 400, 1/160 second, f/5.6. He also used a Yongnuo speedlight. Ojeda notes that he was able to get the shot “thanks in great part to the dancer’s pure talent.” To view more of Ojeda’s fine art photography, visit

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