Been taking photos now about 2.5 yrs - never been a real quick learner :-). Now I am not saying my images are notbut when I look at some of the portrait images taken with a 50D on say 500pix, I just don't seem to be achieving that a consistent, well, razor image. I am still very much a budding amateur photographer but I and still struggle at times with achieving , especially in portraits. Am I alone here or can some of the more experienced photogs provide any tips in processing etc to move to the next step of . As an example the below image was taken in doors:
24-105 L @ 24mm, IS on (not mounted)
580 EX speedlite on camera with small white diffuser
430 speedlite off camera mounted about 45 degree to subject
image looks basically ready for processing
I use lightroom 3.x to process but noticed if I apply some high pass layer adjustments in PSE 9 it improves the but still does not seem to get that razor edge finish.