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Weekly Photography Challenge – ICM (Intentional Camera Movement)

Since many of us are still limited to where we can go, this week’s photography challenge topic is the ICM (intentional camera movement)!

Weekly Photography Challenge – ICM -Intentional camera movement green grass with sun in background
I focused the camera then as I pressed the shutter button, moved the camera following the direction of the grass blades. f/16, ISO 100, 1/15th sec.

This is a fun exercise you can try inside your home or out in your yard (if you are lucky enough to have one). If you live in an apartment in the city, you may want to try capturing the night city lights with ICM instead.

You’ll want to use a relatively slow shutter speed – something slower than around 1/15th of a sec. Then you will want to physically move the camera in the direction you want as soon as you hit the shutter button.

Weekly Photography Challenge – ICM (Intentional Camera Movement)
I moved the camera horizontally to follow the line of the water © Caz-Nowaczyk

You may want to follow the direction of the lines in your compostition or go against them – the creative decision is yours!

You can even make the exposures so long that we have to guess what photograph is actually of (you can probably tell what mine are, though!).

I look forward to seeing your shots.

Weekly Photography Challenge – ICM -Intentional camera movement green grass with sun in background
Intentional Camera Movement ICM by Caz Nowaczyk f/16, ISO 100, 1/15th sec.
Weekly Photography Challenge – ICM -Intentional camera movement green grass with sun in background
To create this Intentional Camera Movement, I followed the direction of the blades of grass. I also shot into the sun to get some nice bokeh balls on the image on the right. © Caz Nowaczyk.
Weekly Photography Challenge – ICM (Intentional Camera Movement)
This was a really long exposure (13 sec). I moved the camera around slowly, while hand-holding. The light was from the house lights on the coastline. Their reflection is caught on the water. 13 sec f/2.8 ISO 100 © Caz Nowaczyk

Check out some of the articles below that give you tips on this week’s challenge.

Tips for photographing the ICM

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see. Or, if you’d prefer, upload them to your favorite photo-sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge.

Share in the dPS Facebook Group

You can also share your images in the dPS Facebook group as the challenge is posted there each week as well.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites – tag them as #DPSICM to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

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Caz Nowaczyk
Caz Nowaczyk

– the dPS Managing Editor, lives in Wollongong, Australia and has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, and designer in her business, Exposure Arts and Media, for 15 years. Her background extends to Digital Content Management, and Editorial Design. In her spare time, she composes music as Dreamgirl and the Motorist. Since the age of 12, she knew she would be a photographer – the other stuff came as a surprise!