One way that adds contrast is:
1.Hue saturation on its own layer
2.Lower the saturation slider all the way to the left
3.Change the blending mode on the saturation layer
To soft light.
4.Lower the opacity on the hue sat layer all the way.
5.Bring the opacity slider back up to your taste.
Here is another way:
1.add a adjustment black and white layer above your completed
2.Change layer mode to soft light
3.experiment moving sliders of colors.
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Ellen does shoot a lot of film. I haven't seen her shoot for years though. A lot of existing light and hard light, without modifiers. She doesn't like to fill, try to perfect light, but particpates in the shoot which is very free.
So that look is hard light, on film likely pushed (over exposed the +3) on say VHC or similar.
I can't see the image but I used to assist Ellen in LA . Loading film for was a bitchcause she shot so fast . She used to shoot contax 645 x2 one with 400vc one with tri x . F6 x 2 same film and 600se with 665 RIP. lighting was always HMI direct with 1/2 frost 4x frame . As for retouching every job is different depending on the client or specific look of the story. Now it's all digital but the lighting is the same ...