2015—(un)Intentional Camera Movement
Intentional Camera Movement, or ICM, is just that…movement of the camera, with purpose, to get an effect other than what is usually expected from a camera and lens, i.e., an in focus photograph of a subject. I have tried it on occasion and actually liked the results. One example is the shot I got in a local park and posted here in my blog. That was intentional. Sometimes, it is unintentional but it still can have an interesting result. Last Sunday while I was at Gibson Ranch photographing the Cyclocross, I took several photos unintentionally, as I dodged raindrops and watched for mud puddles. My gloved finger was depressing the shutter release without my feeling it. When I viewed those photographs of the muddy green and yellow grass with a few oak leaves strewn about, I decided the unintentional camera movement resulted in interesting abstract photographs. I edited them in one of the Topaz Impressions Cave Dweller filters.