Single off camera bounce flash to subjects right (our left).
This photo is one of about 30 I took of a gentleman that lives about a mile from me who makes custom guitars in his basement shop. He is a true craftsman in every sense of the word and his guitars are owned and used by some big stars. Based on some of your comments the other day I'm going to let you in on a little something. But before I do I want you to embiggen the photo by clicking on it and then rate it in your mind from 1 to 10 with 1 being a total waste of good bandwidth - in other words I wasted my time posting it and you wasted your time looking at it, up to 10, with 10 being it should be hanging in a gallery so fine art connoisseurs can write about it in the best magazines. When you have done that and decided the score then come back.
Are you back all ready??? Well that's okay as long as you've got a score in your head. Now, for the rest of the story. I personally really like this photo. I like the expression, I like the composition, I like the lighting and the color. The problem was that is was slightly soft on the focus in the original, but I still wanted to share it. So how could I do that without you knowing that it was not in sharp focus like it should have been? Well first I took it into Bridge and sharpened it as best I could - I'm no expert at that, and someone who really knew what they were doing could have probably done better. While I was there I darkened the two top and the left bottom corners just slightly to keep the focus towards the center. I still wasn't satisfied, so the next idea is to try to make it look more "Artsy". To do that I took it into PhotoShop and tried a bunch of different art filters on it. I finally settled on this one. This is the Water Color Filter set to very low settings so it is not overdone. If you're like me you hardly noticed it until you embiggened it.