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ICM - Intentional Camera Movements

Discussion in 'Nature' started by TassieFig, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    I ran into a couple great videos yesterday and got inspired

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMPuQBvnKWQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HiZ6zSStBo


    This is fairly new to me so I went out today to experiment. It's a lot harder than it might seem. Sure, it's super easy to get lots (LOTS) of blurry shots, but to get any keepers, that's a different thing altogether. Yeah, just shake the camera a bit. Wiggle. Pan. Twist. Anything goes. Lots of fun but it can be frustrating too. You think you found a great subject and shoot 20-30 frames and they are all crap. Move on. Try again. I shot a couple of hundred shots and kept just over a dozen or so that I liked. Not too bad. It was a little too bright to get long exposures and I haven't received my ND filters yet but for a trial run it was ok. Here are some of them

    All with E-M5 handheld, 12-50 and 40-150

    #1
    16440026652_e650bd17b2_b. EM55126.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #2
    16414984946_b985b8c41f_b. EM55119.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #3
    16254711449_cfe8641ba0_b. EM55084.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #4
    15818440794_7789a6df89_b. EM55057.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #5
    16440011462_379f93cfbe_b. EM55027.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #6
    16440007962_04725fed61_b. EM55011.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #7
    16254694139_1ec30b4841_b. EM54992.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #8
    16253533700_03a32c2331_b. EM54985.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #9
    16255029097_3150348a85_b. EM54981.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


    #10
    16439167991_2e7a722b03_b. EM54967.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #11
    16439165131_a13daf04de_b. EM54959.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


    Anyone else doing this? Please share.
     
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  2. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    This has actually been going on for a very long time, I think the first time that I saw it was around 10 years ago. I've always meant to give it a go, but then forget about it after I see it mentioned.
     
  3. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    I know. I'm very late to the game so it's all very exciting to me :redface:
     
  4. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    When it first started, I remember it was about slow shutter speeds during windy conditions, inducing blur in the subjects, such as grasses etc. I think that there was also another style that induced blur in subjects under the same conditions, but with more solid objects retained in focus.
     
  5. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

    789
    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Richard
    Nice shots - I've tried it with people but not landscapes. As you say the keeper rate is low!
     
  6. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    Hm, never thought of doing it with people. I guess I have to try one day.
     
  7. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

    789
    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Richard
    If you don't mind me jumping on your thread, this is about the best I've managed:

    night_people_web.
     
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  8. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    I don't mind at all! I was actually hoping more people would share their ICM here.

    I really like it. Lovely colours and great blur. I will definitely try this.
     
  9. G3user

    G3user Mu-43 Regular

    66
    Nov 26, 2013
    UK
    Wow, these are great. My favourites are #3, #4, #8 and #10, which are like abstract paintings. Thanks for sharing! I'll have to try this sometime.
     
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