Well, most of the people here won't be impressed by a single pass of lucis/topaz.
Dave Hill is a photographer first, and then, maybe, a post-production artist. Or perhaps both, but none without the other.
His photos have a very distinctive lighting, lens selection, framing and what not, that is often confused by people who are just starting learning photoshop, thinking it's 100% post-production. Then, the first time they work with decent lighting equipment and cameras at a studio they start to realize what the "secret" might be at.
I've read you are on some kind of school assingment on photography and working at a studio. Ok, try 2 beauty dishes on the sides of the model 2 stops above key, the key of your choice, and a ring flash fill on axis. That'll get you in the ball park. Try to get the ambient about 1 or 2 stops below your strobes. Then, with those real lights actually in the photo, start dodging and burning stuff just to enhance the light that's already there and sharpen. There are many many more things that Dave does, like backgrounds and all that, but looks like some of his photos start this way (at least the ones that made people notice him years ago).