Experimenting with ICM, Intentional Camera Movement and abstracts.
This last month has been a real mix of crazy busy and relaxation!
We have spent some lovely family time in Spain before three weeks of travelling the country with speaking gigs and child portraits all over the country!
When on holiday I normally try to experiment a little with photography, kind of a holiday from my normal portrait work and push myself creatively.
I had just attended Cambrian Photography, in Colwyn Bay for a speaking role and as usual had stuck around to see all of the other inspiring speakers.
One speaker struck me particularly, the amazing Rachael Talibart, her work was just so beautiful using techniques that I had not really used myself before.
The images that most intrigued me were those where she had used Intentional Camera Movement the more I had looked into this technique the more I wanted to give it a try!
So I thought I would give it a go!
It really is harder than you think to capture the images that you want.
Quite often the results are just a blurry mess! But sometimes, just sometimes the images can just dance infront of your eyes like happy little accidents!
I also looked more some abstract seascapes (I probably did look a little odd taking images of the water) and I just love the shapes and light in these images.
Taking these images I really did try and push my camera into settings that I wouldn’t do normally when taking my portraiture commissions. When taking portraits I try and keep my camera settings pretty simple so this was a really organic and suck it and see way for me to shoot which I have to say was rather liberating!
For me it was wonderful to try something different and produce images that I was happy with. There images themselves still give me the memories of my holidays just with more of an atmosphere and feel rather than the obvious.
I would really encourage you all to go out there and try something a little different!
See a talk, go to a workshop, experiment with movement and push yourself creatively! If you need that little bit of an extra push why not book on to one of my photography mentoring programmes to inspire and encourage your photographic journey!