Anyone know why photo looks pixelated at 100%?

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    Hello! I need some help please! I took headshots for some people and when zoomed in Photoshop/Lightroom, the photos (6000x4000, 300dpi) look pixelated at 100%. I'm wondering if anyone knows why? Is this something normal that happens, is it the camera I used? I've attached a screenshot of what the photo looks like at 100% in Photoshop.

    This is what I used for the photos that I hope helps!

    Canon T6i
    Sigma 18-35mm, 1.8


     

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    Hello and welcome, is this a tight crop ?
     
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    It looks like a digital noise.
    What is your exposure settings?
     
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    ^ This. It's not pixelated - look at her hair strands.
     
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    We have the camera which is more than a capable body in good light with a good lens while using the proper settings.
    Without more information the why to your problem can only be guessed at.
    Could you provide.
    Camera settings:
    Shutter speed, Aperture, ISO
    Lens make and model, What focal length you were at.
    Lighting set up, flash and power/ Natural light and reflector etc.

    an image that has not been cropped to 100%.

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    Looks like luminance noise.
     
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    Looks like high noise to me. What was your ISO set at?
     
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    i agree here. just looks like shooting well above 6400ISO. the catch-lights suggest a studio setting -- so imho there's a lot a user error going on. Unless those are dim continous lights and then that's why most photographers use strobes.


    also we are looking at pixels here.... hence pixelated.
     
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    Hey, thanks for responding! I'm definitely new to this but the info for this photo is:

    ISO 800
    f/1.8
    1/400 sec

    Canon T6i
    Sigma 10-35mm F1.8 Lens

    Thank you for responding and helping! For the lighting, I was using continual lighting. There were 2 soft boxes and 2 umbrellas that were used during this shoot. I've also attached the full picture to this message. I had to downsize it quite a bit but I hope that's enough information to help us understand the issue better!
     

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    loll yes, there probably is a lot of user error here! I'm just trying to play around and test things out. Super grateful that people are letting me practice on them and to learn too haha.
     
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    Looked FINE as the full image area...but poor as a tiny, highly-cropped segment of the frame.
     

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