Intentional Camera Movement Photography - Revisited

Back in 2016, I started experimenting with intentional camera movement photography or ICM. You can read the original post here. I wanted to briefly revisit the subject and share a few of my favorite new images.

As I mention in my first blog post, the idea on intentional camera movement photography is to introduce blur into the photograph using a slow shutter speed. Shutter speed should be somewhere between 1/4 of a second up to a few seconds while moving the camera vertically or horizontally. This technique can create some wonderful abstract photos.

Tip - When pressing the shutter button, move the camera slow for a shot and then try it faster. Results vary tremendously, so experiment, try different shutter speeds and move the camera at a slower or quicker motion. This is a total trial and error process. Have fun!

Now more than ever, I find intentional camera movement photography a super-fun way to try new things with no rules. Most times, multiple images are required to achieve “the shot” that I’m looking for, but it’s all worth it.

California Pacific Ocean Abstract - 2.4 seconds at F10

Florida Seascape Abstract - 0.5 seconds at F36

Featured in Portfolio Magazine Naples, Florida

Portfolio Magazine Naples recently contacted me about featuring my photography in the August/September 2018 issue. Check out the full issue here. Thanks to Publisher, Bill Hemmer for the opportunity. Very much appreciated. Can’t wait to see the hard copy.

More products and better selection at the Fine Art Photography & Ocean Art Print Store

Until now, I was only offering a handful of images as canvases, prints, and metal prints through my shop. I was getting requests that were challenging for me to self-fulfill plus the time it took to input things manually got to be a little too time-consuming. I thought I'd try something different...

I recently integrated the Fine Art America shopping experience with my online Fine Art Photography & Ocean Art Print Store.  Available now is a larger selection of photos and a wider variety of products to choose from such as framed prints, acrylic prints, wood prints, posters and greeting cards.

Sort by products, size, shape or check out the galleries. When you place an order, I'd like to know how your shopping experience was; how was check out, did the item arrive promptly, was it everything you had hoped for? Like I said I am trialing this and want to ensure my customers are happy. Go to the store.

Shop with confidence - If you're not happy with a purchase that you make for any reason, you can return it to us within 30 days of the order date less shipping charges.

 

Intentional Camera Movement Photography - Ocean Wave Series

Earlier this year I started experimenting with a technique that I wasn't too familiar with. The technique is called "Intentional Camera Movement Photography" or ICM. The idea is to introduce blur into the photograph using a slow shutter speed (Somewhere between 1/4 of a second up to a few seconds) while moving the camera vertically or horizontally.

Ocean Seascape - 0.4 seconds at F8

Intentional camera movement photography is different from long exposure and camera panning photography. Generally, long exposure photography involves the use of a tripod to avoid shake while producing a sharp, in-focus image of fixed structures. Night shots, car headlights, fishing docks, etc. Camera panning photography uses a low shutter speed while following a moving car, bicycle or surfer.

Some photographers may frown on ICM as they do at HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography but I find it quite fun to do and pleasing to the eye. I've only experimented with ocean seascapes but look forward to trying it on other subjects. My philosophy is to try something new, experiment, learn, have fun, repeat.

Ocean Art Wave Photography Series -

This morning I went to the beach and tried a slight variation of the intentional camera movement photography technique. Rather than moving the camera vertically or horizontally, the lens is either zoomed in or out while the shutter is open. While this is nothing new, I had yet to try it. Interesting results. Let me know your thoughts.

Beach Seascape Abstract - 0.6 seconds at F22

Atlantic Surfing Championships Drop In at the Sebastian Inlet

The 2016 Atlantic Surfing Championships finally got underway this weekend. The surfing competition, originally schedule for October 7-9 but was postponed until November 11-13 due to Hurricane Matthew making his way up the East Coast. Here are a few shots from Saturday.

FINAL RESULTS OF THE 2016 ASF CHAMPIONSHIPS:

BOYS/GIRLS U10

  1. KEPA MENDIA

  2. BRAEDEN KOPEC

  3. MAKO MUSILUNAS

  4. PALLADIN PELLICCIA

BOYS U12

  1. WILLIAM HEDLESTON

  2. STERLING MAKISH

  3. KANOA WONG

  4. CHARLES OBLINGER

BOYS U14

  1. WILLIAM HEDLESTON

  2. STERLING MAKISH

  3. LOGAN HOFFSTETTER

  4. REID LARGIN

BOYS U16

  1. CHASE MODELSKI

  2. REID LARGIN

  3. TYSON ROYSTON

  4. SHAWN ARTHUR, JR

BOYS U18

  1. TYSON ROYSTON

  2. CHASE MODELSKI

  3. CHRISTIAN DANIELS

  4. SHAWN ARTHUR, JR

GIRLS U12

  1. ZOE BENEDETTO

  2. BREE SMITH

  3. SOPHIA KALANTAS

  4. AUBREY PRESTI

GIRLS U14

  1. CORAL SCHUSTER

  2. ZOE BENEDETTO

  3. TAYLOR GREEN

  4. HANNAH WALTMAN

GIRLS U16

  1. ZOE BENEDETTO

  2. MADDIE MALIZIA

  3. HANNA WALTMAN

  4. RACHEL WILSON

GIRLS U18

  1. MADDIE MALIZIA

  2. CORAL SCHUSTER

  3. HANNAH WALTMAN

  4. MADDIE ZUELI

  5. RACHEL WILSON

BOYS U14 LONGBOARD

  1. MACK WILLIAMS

  2. FICHER McCLAIN

  3. MAKO MUSILUNAS

  4. GAGE JACKSON

  5. AJ JACKSON

BOYS U18 LONGBOARD

  1. SEAN BRENNAN

  2. TRISTON FINLEY

  3. GAVIN SILVER

  4. STANTON McDUFFIE

GIRLS U18 LONGBOARD

  1. MADDIE MALIZIA

  2. RACHEL WILSON

  3. CAMDEN HOOVER

  4. ASHLEY KLIENSMITH

MENS

  1. TANNER CAULK

  2. IAN SCHAFFER

MASTERS

  1. MIKE ROSA

  2. MATT LEE

  3. PHIL JACKSON

SENIOR MENS

  1. BRAD BAILEY

  2. MIK MUSILUNAS

  3. SHAWN ARTHUR, SR

  4. DAVID ROLL

LEGENDS

  1. SCOTT BRADLEY

  2. THOMAS COOK

  3. WILTON JORDAN

  4. BRYCE FRANCIS

WOMEN

  1. SOLOME ABERGER

  2. TERRY GREEN

  3. VIVIAN JORDAN

OPEN MENS

  1. CHASE MODELSKI

  2. JAKE HEMBREE

  3. TREVOR FRANCIS

  4. TRISTON FINLEY

ADAPTIVE ASSIST

  1. VERONICA TARIO

  2. BROCK JOHNSON

  3. CC ROBERTS

  4. ERNIE JOHNSON

ADAPTIVE TANDEM

  1. TERRELL RAWSON

ADAPTIVE PRONE

  1. JEFF RADVANSKI

DIRECTOR/PRO SUPER HEAT

  1. BEN GRAVY/AARON CORMICAN

  2. PHIL JACKSON/PETER MENDIA

  3. MATT KECHELE/RANDY NOLAN

NIXON HIGH WAVE SCORE OF THE EVENT

         WILLIAM HEDDLETSON 9.17


Florida 2016/2017 surfing contests and schedule

  • December 3-4, 2016 Paradise Park / Melbourne Beach

  • January 14-15, 2017 Fort Pierce / Fort Pierce Inlet

  • February 11-12, 2017 Spessard Holland / Melbourne Beach

  • March 11-12, 2017 Paradise Park / Melbourne Beach

  • April 15-16, 2017 Ponce Inlet

  • May 6-7, 2017 Sebastian Inlet