Yo so I'm working on this portrait for a project but am pretty inexperienced with editing - except habitually following an ambiguous routine of exposure up, fuck with highlites/shadows a bit, then contrast up
First one is original, I felt like the: rite corner of the room and the books are too shadowy, exposure may be kinda low, contrast could be bumped up, and saturation bumped down
Second one is how I tried editing, what ended up happing was: lowering shadows, bumped exposure and contrast up, raising blacks, and lowering whites and saturation
I know they both look kinda similar, but I think it's a little less green in the edit but the skin tone is ectoplasmic.
First time postin two pics as op so lmk if "first" and "second" in term of each pic doesn't make sense