SFW On Location

Reimagining Santa Fe through ICM

with Stephanie Johnson

July 3 – 7, 2023

  • Tuition $1995.00
  • Location Fee $200.00
  • Standard Deposit $400.00
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Course Description

Join Stephanie Johnson on-location in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico for an in-person immersive experience of creativity using the in-camera techniques of Intentional Camera Movement and Multiple Exposure ICM to create wonderfully abstract images in the Southwest desert landscape. With a focus on light, color, contrast, line, pattern, and texture, you learn to create ICM and ME ICM images that are expressive and distinctive by working deliberately and intentionally with the camera to explore how all these elements come together beautifully when you employ intentional camera movement.

This workshop is designed specifically for doing ICM work in-camera to create both single exposure and multiple exposure ICMs. For the more advanced ME ICM technique, Average, Bright, and Dark blend modes are taught, so cameras with these onboard capabilities are recommended for those who wish to learn more about this technique while in Santa Fe.

Through immersion in the creative process and practical application in the field, you are encouraged to see things differently and to reimagine the world around you while creating images that speak to your own personal aesthetic and artistry. In this way, you learn more about your own unique vision and give voice to your individual creative expression.

There is plenty of instruction, practical application, guidance, and demonstration, where Stephanie takes a very hands-on approach to teaching the basics for single exposure ICMs as well as the in-camera blend modes for multiple exposure ICMs. She also shares ideas for things to look for in any given setting or situation. This sets the foundation for you to explore, experiment, and play with the camera when we get into the field and immerse ourselves in the vibrant environment and culture of Santa Fe and its environs.

Each day consists of image review and feedback sessions, classroom presentations, and ample time spent creating images in a variety of locations. At the end of this workshop, you find yourself connecting more deeply to both your inner creative landscape and the outer natural landscape, building magical images that reveal the essence and energy of self and place through a transformative shared experience.

Additional Information

COVID-19 UPDATE: For all in-person workshops and trips in 2023, Santa Fe Workshops highly recommends that all participants, staff, and instructors attending be up to date with Covid vaccinations (per definition of the CDC). For international trips, local laws will apply, so it is important that you confirm you will be fully vaccinated according to the countries on your trip.


Photographers at all levels of technical ability are welcome.

What You Should Know:

This workshop is open to photographers at all levels of experience with ICM. The foundations of ICM are covered for those new to ICM, however participants should be technically self-sufficient in the use of their cameras and image editing software. More advanced techniques of ICM and Multiple Exposure ICM are also taught for those who wish to take their ICM artistry further. This workshop is about tapping into an inner vision to see the outer world in new ways.

For participants interested in going beyond single exposure ICM to learn ME ICM, the teaching of this technique is focused on doing the creative work in-camera using Average, Bright, and Dark blend modes, as well as using the Continuous Shooting ME function. Cameras with these onboard capabilities will ensure the best experience for learning this technique.

Participants should have a working knowledge of digital workflow for finishing images, as well as the ability to submit images for reviews and feedback.

Special Notes:

If participants are interested in exploring ME ICM, they should possess a camera model with multiple exposure functionality, continuous shooting functionality, and in-camera blending modes (Average, Bright, Dark).


Participants are responsible for making their own housing arrangements in Santa Fe. On-campus accommodations are not currently available.

Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner at the Friday evening Image Presentations, and daily beverage service.
Creative Vision, Fine Art, One-of-a-Kind
Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson 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.

Instagram: @stephjohnphoto

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