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INTENTIONAL CAMERA MOVEMENT

Here is one of my early attempts at I.C.M. (Intentional Camera Movement) photography to give a “turneresque” * look and feel to certain landscape images and inspired by the wonderfully creative output of contemporary landscape photographer Doug Chinnery.

Having used tripods and monopods for well over 30 years to make sure of sharp, in focus images, it went against the grain to begin now hand-holding the camera and shooting at longish shutter speeds to deliberately induce movement; shutter speeds varied between 1 – 5 seconds to create, hopefully, the looked for artistic streaking effect or as with most attempts, pure rubbish. It goes without saying that much patience and experimentation is required with this technique as no two results are ever remotely the same; when the effect works you will know this instinctively. Like Marmite, you’ll either love or hate the I.C.M. style of photography.

* J.M.W. Turner was a leading Romantic painter in the 19th century focusing mainly on colour and lighting; his works later went on to influence the Impressionist art movement.

I.C.M. | Benny Beg woodland | Perthshire

I.C.M. | Benny Beg woodland | Perthshire

1 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800 with 45mm f/2.8 Tilt + Shift lens  [hand-held]

 

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