I was wondering how the effect in the included images is achieved, I have noticed it is a popular technique used in website banners and 'hero' images.
I am interested in specifically what adjustments might be helpful to achieve this. ie the muted colors, suppressed highlights and faded blacks. Another characteristic of this image (other than the 'bokeh' lens effect) that interests me is the 'hazy', 'soft light' feel to it. It appears the light is contouring and pouring over the edges of the subject(s) of the photograph.
Any thoughts and tips would be a huge help, regarding what the general workflow might be to achieve this.
Many Thanks for your time and help.