Hey guys, so I've been checking out some random professional websites and I came across a really cool effect I'd like to be able to get in some of my photos. I've just spend the last day reading a bunch of lightroom tutorials but I still couldn't get an image to look right. Here's the image I'm talking about: http://www.iyanzi.cn/newweb/UploadFile/2011314175919.jpg Here's a shot I have actually shot the other day (by coincidence) Please feel free to try it out in LR yourself and post your results (and how you got them). I know that there are some things you can't change in LR, like the lighting of the scene or the bokeh, but I'm just looking to get the general feel/mood of the scene. The model photo seems to have a pretty dull (not contrasty) and bright-ish background but the subject pops out and seems more vibrant. Like I've said, I've spent a lot on time in LR with that image but can't get anything close to what I want. Is this kind of effect only possible to create in photoshop? Also, I'm trying to work on being able to look at an image and try to deconstruct it in terms of how it might have been shot or post processed, is there any good material online that might help with that or any tips you guys might have? Thanks for the help!