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ICM. Intentional Camera Movement.

Usually, you try to avoid camera movement when you take a shot. But it turns out that there’s this thing called ICM, where you – are you ready for this? – intentionally move the camera when you take the shot.

They should mention that in the name.

It takes a little bit of practice to manage your exposure (careful now) and other settings*, but when you have ‘togged a location to death, it’s something a bit quirky and the results can be… “interesting”. And because you are not paying for film, you can experiment to your heart’s content.

Here’s one I did earlier (last weekend):

I know it won’t be to everyone’s taste. I’m not even sure it’s really to mine, although I do like the simplicity and it really does provide a rather different take on a very familiar place.

The white line is hugely important and perhaps I should have made more of it.

It’s not really Rothko, but can I see something of a background of a Turner there somewhere? Maybe.

Maybe not.

I’d like to see a bit more structure in my next efforts.


for example, this was f/36.0 and 1/4″ – barmy numbers!