I want to get good color like these people below. There pictures have such pop I don't understand how it is done. There backgrounds have such good color but the subjects skin tones are still pretty accurate. I have done a ton of research before asking this question. I have messed with vibrance, saturation, Hsl, tone curve and the brush tools. My images get close but not all the way there.
Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!
For starters: excellent photography, and great lighting knowledge and skills. With great photography and lighting, you really don't need to do major alterations other than some minor improvements. i would say instead of looking for lightroom to make it better, instead improve the quality of your photos. lightroom is a tool, not a result to good photos.
with that said, reference these links:
Hey Janelle I do agree but I shoot with the same gear and somewhat of the same way. I had a friend go to Jeff's workshop and said 90% of why his images are so good is how he does his post processing. Jeff didn't not tell him everything his does but he did say it was his editing.