Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)

Abstract Landscape Photography

Abstract Landscape Photography

Abstract Landscape Photography

Abstract Landscape Photography, similar to and sometimes referred to as Intentional Camera Movement (ICM). The main difference is the method of capture of the original image

Abstract Landscape Photography

This can also be created in most layer editing software from a single image, as is the case of some of the images on this page. 

During the lock-down in early part of 2020, while on YouTube, I came across some videos of abstract expressionist landscapes.

 At this time here in Scotland going out to take photos was not possible, so I decided  to try and create a similar look using a standard image an various editing software.

Intentional camera movement photography (ICM), hand-held photography by twisting, spinning, raising and lowering, the camera while the shutter is open during a long exposure, can create powerful still images that effortlessly convey motion and mood.

Take a look at this video 5 TIPS for ICM technique by Andy Grey.

 

 

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When to capture ICM

During the middle of the day, with a six stop ND filter you can get the shutter speed between 0.5 and 3 seconds.

Leaving the golden hours at each end of the day for conventional landscape photography.