I am a retired portrait photographer living in the Pacific Northwest. Over the past year with the pandemic, as a creative outlet, I've been experimenting with Intentional Camera Movement on the lake where we live in the Pacific Northwest. Intentional Camera Movement is a photography technique where you slow your shutter speed down and make intentional movements with the camera while the shutter is open. It allows you to "paint" with the camera. All of my images are created in-camera with one exposure, with basic adjustments in Lightroom.
The ICM technique appeals to me because of the softness, the gentleness, of the results. I’ve discovered that when you slow down, edges are smoothed, colors melt together, harshness evaporates. With slow movement, a mound can become a mountain, a mountain can become a range, a range can merge seamlessly with the sea. You can create new, abstract landscapes with ICM.
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Now that the world is opening back up, I'm excited to take my ICM experiments on the road. My first stop was the Palouse farming country in Eastern Washington.
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