Outstanding Intentional Camera Movement Images :: Digital Photo Secrets

Outstanding Intentional Camera Movement Images

by David Peterson 1 comment

There is probably no truer example of the old adage "rules were meant to be broken" than the use of intentional camera shake or intentional camera movement (ICM) in photography. Despite what practically everyone has ever said to you about using a tripod and keeping your camera steady, there are times when intentionally moving your camera can create really interesting, beautiful and abstract images. This is purely a creative and subjective form of art, so experiment, shoot a lot of frames, and check out these examples for inspiration.

[ Top image Reeds ~ [Explored] by Flickr user Flick Vlooi]

Urban fragments - 3 by Flickr user Ördögpeti

  • Pentax Ricoh IMAGING GR
  • 200
  • f/8.0
  • 2
  • 18.3 mm

Electric Twilight by Flickr user tvc415

Moments of Passion by Flickr user V Photography and Art

  • Canon EOS 50D
  • 250
  • f/4.5
  • 0.3
  • 26 mm

Emerald forest by Flickr user r o b i n - h o o d

Untitled by Flickr user jc.dazat

  • Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
  • 80
  • f/6.1
  • 0.05 sec (1/20)
  • 60 mm

No waiting (at any time) by Flickr user David (UK) - Gone

  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 100
  • f/32.0
  • 1
  • 45 mm

Like a Dream by Flickr user ebergcanada

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 100
  • f/16.0
  • 0.6
  • 58 mm

Rain In the Forest, Scarborough - Explored 26/10/12 by Flickr user mark_mullen

sil 1 by Flickr user philippe conquet

  • Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • 100
  • f/22.0
  • 1
  • 18 mm

Astro Projection. Mystic City Vision by Flickr user Katrin Ray

belle de nature by Flickr user alexcoitus

open air by Flickr user hisao_matsui

walking by Flickr user hisao_matsui

    The last tree by Flickr user David (UK) - Gone

    walking breakwater by Flickr user hisao_matsui

    • Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
    • 100
    • f/5.6
    • 0.167 sec (1/6)
    • 300 mm

    doubledidoo by Flickr user laatideon

    Untitled by Flickr user chrisfriel

    • Canon EOS 50D
    • 200
    • f/16.0
    • 0.125 sec (1/8)
    • 91 mm

    Begone! by Flickr user michaelwr

      FOUNTAIN OF THE HOLY SPIRITS by Flickr user zanimo (ailleurs)

      thistle 2 by Flickr user chrisfriel

      • Canon EOS 550D
      • 100
      • f/11.0
      • 1
      • 90 mm

      Before the Sun Sets by Flickr user bobcats! (catching up, slowly.....)

      shadow #2 by Flickr user hisao_matsui

      • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
      • 100
      • f/22.0
      • 0.01 sec (1/100)
      • 45 mm

      Any Port in a Storm by Flickr user dougchinnery.com

      • DSLR-A700
      • 800
      • f/18.0
      • 0.167 sec (1/6)
      • 70 mm

      Here is hanky, please! by Flickr user natans

      Pansy by Flickr user valdab

      woods 7 by Flickr user chrisfriel

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      1. Ejne Mann says:

        Very nice!!
        I can also recommend the Swedish photographer Erik Malm (Erik Malm Photography). Have never seen a such perfection in ICM photography before.

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