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Introduction to ICM and ME

with Maria Finitzo

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Course Description

Expressing a unique vision is the holy grail for all artists, and this introductory workshop with photographic artist and filmmaker Maria Finitzo explores two creative tools that can help photographers find their individual style: intentional camera movement (ICM) and in-camera multiple exposure (ME).

Our time together is divided between lectures covering the basic technical aspects of both approaches and group sessions where Maria shares feedback on weekly assignments. She also introduces you to the work of photographers who use ME and ICM in idiosyncratic and daring ways.

Photographing in manual mode allows us more freedom to delve into various camera settings. Because ICM is an abstract style that essentially consists of moving a lens during a long exposure, we explore not only shutter speeds but types of motion: panning, tilting, zoom bursts, circular and diagonal, smooth and jerky, push and pull.

Participants learn how different elements—manipulation of color, light, shadow, texture, and shape, as well as blend modes, white-balance shifts, and exposure—can add distinction to their images.

There are no wrong ways to experiment with ME and ICM, and the results are wonderfully unpredictable and creatively surprising. As you gain the photographic tools and insights to capture the visual world in a new manner, you also nurture the beginnings of a unique artistic vision.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

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.

Policies:

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For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Categories
Creative Vision, One-of-a-Kind
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about
Maria Finitzo

Maria Finitzo is a photographer, screenwriter, director, and three-time Peabody Award–winning filmmaker who has won every major broadcast award, including the Alfred I. duPont Award. Her films explore different realms of storytelling by investigating important social issues of the day, and for 30-plus years, she was an associate of four-time Oscar-nominated Kartemquin Films, whose storytelling tradition follows the tenets of cinéma vérité filmmaking. In 2020, after completing her final film, The Dilemma of Desire, which premiered at SXSW and was screened at more than 80 festivals worldwide, Maria returned to photography to explore the power of visual narrative and metaphorical resonance.

Instagram: @finitzo

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