|Still Life, Christiania, Copenhagen|
One way is to simply adjust the luminance in Filterstorm and 'apply with mask', meaning you paint in the light and dark areas using a brush with varying opacity and size. Another way is to make separate light and dark images to taste and then use the 'add exposure' dialog in Filterstorm to add the images then selectively paint in light or dark to taste using the brushes and opacity dialog. One can also selectively paint in texture using this same technique. And yes, there are other ways to make this move and whatever works for you is the right answer....
Of course this is not for every image but most definitely worth taking some time to explore what is can do for your images.
photo made using ProHDR handheld
Photostudio for texture
Perfect Photo for sharpening
Filterstrom for local adjustments