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Intentional Camera Movement

Finding photographic art in everyday landscapes through unconventional capture techniques is an alternative way to engage with the natural world. One of the techniques that has gained momentum lately, is ICM. Deborah Hughes analyses this interesting concept

Photo Impressionism, Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), Multiple Exposure (ME) and other alternative image gathering and manipulation techniques are growing photographic genres that photographers as well as the viewing public either love or hate. Traditional landscape photographers in particular may have a difficult time with abstract and artistic photography even if they are intrigued by the resultant images. The legacy of Ansel Adams and his movement of non-movement as well as the years of hard work required to hone camera skills and develop a personal vision have become a trained muscle memory not easily shaken. But that’s what we are going to do here – shake it up.

We explored the topic of photography as art beyond simple documentation in a previous article so I will pick up from that foregone conclusion here with a bit of history on artistic vs. straight approaches to landscape photography. I will discuss why anyone would even think of introducing...

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 54 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Deborah Hughes

Deborah Hughes distills her close connection to the desert through intimate and artistic photographic expressions. Her keen eye focuses on what most pass by, capturing impressionistic and abstract landscapes.

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