The magic wand tool really is magic, when you know how to use it. You shoot a model against a white background so you can cut them out but the quick selection is struggling even with its refine edge, try the magic wand tool to select the white background and then inverse the image. Tutorial here .
Welcome to my blog. My photography is on a tight budget like so many others out there, but through this blog I hope to show that great photographs can be achieved by all.