So I've been learning how to apply this effect to my photos using the tone curve in Lightroom. I understand how to get that flat one-dimensional look... but for the life of me, I can never get it to look as good as this:
I've contacted the photographer to ask him for advice, but he won't share anything, other than the fact that all he uses to edit is Lightroom. I'm not demanding that he share his trade secrets with me, but all I want to do is understand. I've been practising with the tone curve, and many other lighting sliders for almost a year now, and still cannot do it as well as this photographer.
Any help/tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.
Here's the link to the rest of his work: