PROGRAM REMINDER: The Art and Beauty of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) Photography (Zoom only)

  April 8th, 2024 at 7 PM Zoom


by Stephanie Johnson

In her presentation “The Art and Beauty of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) Photography” Stephanie shares her passion for ICM and talks about her journey from traditional landscape photographer to focusing primarily on ICM photography.  Stephanie has a deep love and joy for the individually expressive nature of ICM and encourages photographers to ‘see things differently’ through the lens of their cameras, as well as through the lens of their inner creative selves. 

The art and beauty of ICM photography is that, by seeing things differently, we can connect with the ordinary, and even the mundane, to transform how we interact with our explore, experiment, and play with the camera in exciting new ways, resulting in images that are unique to each individual photographer.

In this talk, Stephanie covers some of the basic ICM principles and techniques, along with sample images to show the effects of various camera movements and the camera settings for each.  Additionally, several examples showing scenes before and after using ICM will be shared, as well as a short field work video to show some of the camera movements Stephanie uses in different location settings.  Stephanie also touches on some more advanced ICM techniques in this presentation, as well. 

Stephanie is a self-taught creative photographer, who has been primarily focused on ICM photography for the past several years.  She has honed her techniques by getting out to ‘do the work’ as often as possible.  She brings an inter-connected, creative, and intuitive approach to her photography-as-art to visually express the essence of light, color, form, line, texture, mood, and emotion through the in-camera creative technique of Intentional Camera Movement.   

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduate work in English Literature and has always had a very strong emotional connection to art, in all its various forms, as well as to the natural world.  Stephanie has a deep passion for creating uniquely artistic images by working with camera movement to paint how any given scene feels for her in the moment. 

Stephanie is the Founder, Creator, and Publisher of ICM Photography Magazine (ICMPhotoMag), a first-of-its-kind e-magazine dedicated solely to featuring ICM images, articles, reviews, interviews, tips, and tutorials, by ICM photographers and artists around the world, in a quarterly feature packed digital format.


Stephanie leads on-location ICM workshops in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand, and is an ICM/creative photography mentor and founder of the ICMPhotoMag Network continuous learning community.  She also teaches online ICM workshops through the ICM Photography Magazine platform, as well as with the highly respected Santa Fe Workshops.


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