How to pick a subject for ICM images

How to pick a subject for ICM images.
 
Two quick notes: ICM – Intentional Camera Movement, and a lot of folks hate ICM images. So with that out of the way…my thought process when I am going to do ICM images is this, I find subjects that have strong vertical lines against a contrasting background. This could be the trees separated by some space between them, or the background could simply be a different tone or texture. In this image I used the spacing between the trees as well as the snowy base to create starting points and depth. I also look for things on the trees edges, which Aspens have plenty, that will appear as lines when you do the vertical movement with the camera. My preferred shutter speed when hand holding is typically between 1/8th of a second to 1/2 a second. This will give you some detail and it is easier to control the camera. And don’t forget to turn off your image stabilization, in my case the Vibration Compensation.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z7, Manual Exposure mode, f32, ISO 110, shutter speed of 1/2 second, handheld, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #ICM, #IntentionalCameraMovement, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops, #BearWoodsPhotography

2 Responses to “How to pick a subject for ICM images”

  1. Mark Mozley Says:

    Great blog post.

    Mark 

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