The title says it. Detail, and attention to it, are what makes you a pro.
Look at this image, from last Friday. The lovely and talented Vanessa Scott, whom I photographed in Timmins, Ontario:
(ISO100, 1/60 sec, f/5. Lit with two flashes, direct, no umbrella. Left flash gridded 1/4 power, right flash unmodified 1/2 power.)
Not bad. But look closely at Vanessa’s face. Closer!
See the two little bright areas next to her mouth? My right-side flash was as little too low, so the shadows are not quite right.
Let’s start up Lightroom and make it better with the Develop module’s healing tool. Two little clicks and I fill those light areas:
Proper Rembrandt lighting. So the whole image now looks like this:
A subtle change, but much better.
And as said, that’s what makes you a good photographer. Attention to detail. When you hire a pro, like me, this is the kind of thinking he or she will engage in to get you the best possible images.
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