Re: 2. So many of this of this photographers other images seem to follow this same effect.
Its kind of like using HDR except dulling a bit of the saturation and pumping up the detail/structure slider.
Wouldn't say it's a specific filter they chuck everything through, but their whole portfolio seems to look as such.
So it is possible in digital, its not a specific amazing film like kodachrome or something.
Whelp, time to install capture-one I guess.
I still feel like Snapseed could still do the job, but I'm just not using those damn curves correctly. Any books on colour theory?