Why does my photo lack detail...?

Started May 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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CosmoZooo
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Why does my photo lack detail...?
May 21, 2013

I'd like some comments on this photo of my daughter. I am not happy with the details on her face...why is there no texture to her skin. It's just doesn't look great - like the details are missing - it's hard to explain but I think you folks with experience will know exactly what I am talking about. Sharpness is part of the problem but not the main issue.

The rock is throwing a shadow but there is still so much light there. The camera had face recognition on so gave me the square on her face which means both the exposure and focus should be optimized.

It's ISO 100 shutter is a fast 1/400 for a posing subject especially. So I am guessing the issue is shadow detail...is that it...but this is NEX-6...I just don't get it.

This is unedited OOC jpeg. Please let me know what you think is the issue here:

Sony Alpha NEX-6
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