How do people make their images pop like this ?

Started Jul 26, 2011 | Discussions thread
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mjoshi Senior Member • Posts: 1,254
How do people make their images pop like this ?

I've been using LR3 and have been learning to edit pictures but still cannot understand how people can make pictures pop while they are not using anything too fancy. Here is example of a thread

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=38964705

User used non-L prime lenses as well as 40D + 60D combination to shoot this and when you see the pictures you can see the clarity on face of people and pictures look very clean and eye catching. I've tried many times but never get it right. How do people do this in LR3+ CS5 combination ? What is secret behind taking a flat looking picture from your camera and putting it thru editing and come out with something that is eye catching ? Can someone please share how this is done ?

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