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.

California Excursion

After nearly 3 years living in Florida, I was finally able to make it back for a quick excursion to California. A place I called home for 26 years and found that I still miss it like crazy. It's such a melting pot of people, excellent food, cool places, and scenic landscapes. The journey was way overdue and it was great to see old friends too.

California's Highway 1 - Central Coast

California's Highway 1 - Central Coast

I visited several familiar places in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Pedro, Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Cambria, San Simeon and Big Sur.  I also checked out a few places that I had either wanted to see or haven't even heard of.

While in San Simeon I've always wanted to see Piedras Blancas Light Station up close and never had the chance. Tours are available on certain days. I also went to the amazing Montana De Oro State Park. Go, both are totally worth it! My only regret is that I wasn't able to visit either at sunrise or sunset. Plans just didn't pan out.

Below are just a few of the photos during my trek. I'll be visiting again sooner than later and it won't be 3 years this time. Hope you enjoy. 



Logan - Until We Meet Again

Logan "Artistry's Long Time Coming"

Sunrise February 26, 2007 - Sunset August 12, 2017

My best friend Logan passed away peacefully at home with Julia and me by his side. After a few years of health issues, I was faced with making the hardest decision of my life. It was a very sad day but I know he's in a better place and is now at peace.

I can't believe it's been 17 sunrises since I said goodbye to my boy. I know time will heal and he'll live in my heart forever but there's an emptiness, a piece of me has gone with him. Logan was the inspiration for my photography after years of not pressing the shutter button. Nothing can take the place of my dear Logan. I miss him so much. 

Run free my baby boy... until we meet again.


Logan's Birthday Video 2017 - Through the Years