As I mentioned way back in December of last year I work best when dedicated to a project. So after 40 years of doing everything possible of obtain a tack sharp image I’ve decide to do a 180 and make blurry pictures. ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) has been around for quite some time and I’m drawn to it because of the abstract element and the soft, gentle touch it brings to the image. Very easy in principle, not so easy in practice. An exposure of 1/2 to 2 or 3 seconds, during which the camera is jerked around as if it’s stuck to your hand and you’re trying to shake it loose. Any sharpness comes from that split second when the shutter opens. The movement then ‘brushes’ highlights and colors around the sensor. It requires a willingness to look like a complete idiot and constant reviewing of images as no two will look alike and if you get an effect you like it’s important to remember the camera ‘strokes’. I welcome your thoughts, but most of all hope you enjoy my little project.
Having projects is what keeps me motivated and as of December 31st, I’m still trying to decide on what’s next. Rest assured I’ll be back to posting in the near future. Thanks to all for following and I hope you and your loved ones have a Great New Year!
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