I was earlier helped given advice on how to shoot a certain photo (See earlier question How was this taken/edited?)
Now I think I have a good idea on how to get similar results regarding the camera settings.
What still boggles my mind is how it is edited in post. The almost dream-like softness in the image. I'll post another image from the same photographer with that effect even more visible.
On this one it seems shutter is dragged and there appears to be no flash used, as the catch light only has the roman sparklers visible. But does anyone have a clue on the post processing technique used to create this effect? It shouldn't be just long exposure since there's no ghosting on the subject that I can se.
To be more specific, at first hand i am after the softness effect, what i mean by that is that the photo looks almost painted, or like a 80's movie poster. How is this particular effect done i photoshop? The subject is sharp but there is a "unreal" feeling to it. This is what i would like to understand. Secondly, how can one adjust the colors of the face to be evenly white/pale such as in the photo?
If anyone has ideas on how it was made - some sort of filter or plugin - or how it's crafted in PS, I would be ever so grateful!