During the Fall season in the last three years, I have explored ICM photography. ICM, short for the ‘Intentional Camera Movement,’ is producing in-camera movement while taking photos. The streaking lines produced or it’s painterly' feeling of an ICM image is abstract in nature and can be very artsy.
ICM has several shooting modes. Movement is introduced while the shutter is open. Moving the camera a touch down or up, rolling the lens inward or outward, and sliding the camera left to right, are all part of ICM techniques.
When the right subject is chosen, the results can turn a mundane and lifeless scene into an expressionism piece. I have not explored the depth of ICM photography or looking into applying the techniques on different images or scenes or even still objects.
These are Aspen trees a stone throw away from my workplace. The Fall colors aid that touch, just a notch more when one plans to choose the combination of existing foreground colors and overall subject scene.