Take ICM to the next level by combining it with multiple exposures to achieve wonderfully abstract works of art. Focus on light, color, contrast, line, pattern, and texture to create images that are expressive and distinctive. Work intentionally with a camera to explore how all these elements blend beautifully together with multiple exposure ICMs.
In this three-week online workshop, Stephanie Johnson demonstrates how she works with the camera to create ME ICMs. She shares images that reveal the fantastical worlds that can be created with this advanced ICM technique and reviews how they were made. The passion, knowledge, experience, and thought processes Stephanie imparts inspire you to see things differently, to push the boundaries, and to tap more fully into your own inner creative self.
In-camera blend modes and multiple exposure options are discussed and demonstrated, as well as ideas for the best conditions and subjects to look for in a variety of natural landscapes and urban settings. This sets the foundation for exploration and creative expression with the camera, and each session ends with an assignment for you to do just that—explore, experiment, and play with the camera. Feedback on your images is an important aspect of this workshop.
A post-processing overview covering blending multiple exposures in Adobe Photoshop is included for those interested and for those whose cameras cannot create ME ICMs in-camera; however, this workshop is more about creating images in-camera and using post-processing as a finishing tool, rather than about creating images in post-processing.
The real magic happens when you are able to see the results of the creative process in the field. Honing the ability to create ME ICMs in-camera enables you to see the work unfolding and then make adjustments to actively craft your images in real time.
Stephanie is a passionate advocate for encouraging others to find their unique creative vision. In this workshop—through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and live feedback—she inspires you to take your art to new heights.
Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download and select images using image editing software for class sessions.
This workshop is designed specifically for working in-camera to create multiple exposure ICMs using Average, Bright, and Dark blend modes, as well as creating ME ICMs using the Continuous Shooting ME function. Cameras with these onboard capabilities will ensure the best experience while participating in this course.
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. Stephanie has a deep passion for creating uniquely artistic images by working with camera movement to reveal the essence of how any given scene feels for her in the moment.
As a creative photographer, Stephanie is always seeking to push the boundaries of her own artistry, as well as to encourage and inspire others to do the same, by reimagining the world and seeing things differently through the abstract lens of ICM.
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 England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and the US in collaboration with various creative photographers through ICMPhotoMag Workshops and, as an instructor for Santa Fe Workshops, she leads ICM workshops for SFW both online and on-location in Santa Fe and in Mexico. She collaborates with various other online learning communities and camera clubs to share her passion, techniques, and knowledge of ICM. She is also an ICM/creative photography mentor and the founder of the ICMPhotoMag Network continuous learning online community.