Guss W wrote:
I think you have just scratched the surface of what's to be learned. Create a disciplined learning approach for yourself. Find some technical How-To books with lighting diagrams and concentrate on taking a straightforward portrait. Get your subject lighting coordinated to the level of the environmental lighting. Concurrently with that, be working on Photoshop skills, but don't over-do the effects.
I think you are sensing the potential of a scene, but it needs technical refinement.
Do you have any personal recommendations for how to books?