As I photographed Nala, I used the rule of thirds as my compositional framework. The main revisions on the original photo were for lighting and color-correcting. The windows brought in a lot of light that drowned out some of the background and casted a shadow on Nala's face. I played with the curves and levels tool to downplay the abundance of light. To bring out Nala's natural amber-auburn coat, I used the pop effect to bring out a brighter tone. I used the dodge and burn tool to put a bit more sparkle in her eye as well. Overall, I was able bring out her features while also keeping a well-balanced background.