The Artistry of Android ICM Image-Making

with Stephanie Johnson

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Course Description

This workshop is designed specifically for working with Android smartphones to create uniquely artistic and creatively expressive images using Intentional Camera Movement (ICM). Take your Android smartphone image-making creativity to a new level and to see the world differently by using ICM to achieve images that are unique to you and your experience in the world.

In this new three-week online workshop, Stephanie Johnson demonstrates how she works with her Galaxy S22+ mobile device and the Camera FV-5 app to create beautifully abstract ICMs. She shares images, techniques, tools, and knowledge that reveal how she is able to interact quickly and easily with the locations she is immersed in to create abstract and impressionistic images of the world around her with her smartphone. The passion, experience, and unique vision Stephanie imparts inspires you to see things differently, to push the boundaries, and to tap more fully into your own inner creative self.  

Presentations covering a range of photographic subjects help you see the potential of any given scene and how you can work with your Android device to create ICM images no matter where you are. While the main focus is on the use of the Camera FV-5 app as the tool, Stephanie also covers the use of the onboard camera of the mobile device, as well as the Lightroom Mobile camera as additional options for working with the smartphone.   

Each session begins with an image review of participant’s work, then offers a presentation to enhance your knowledge and skills, and ends with an assignment for you to get out with your smartphone to explore, experiment, and play with creating new ICM images.

A post-processing workflow overview covering Lightroom Mobile, creating collections, and syncing with Lightroom Classic are also included. This provides options for the post-processing workflow to ensure you are able to work on your images either on your mobile device or on your computer.  

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 reviews/feedback—she inspires you to take your ICM artistry to new heights.  

Additional Information

Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

This workshop is open to photographers with Android mobile devices who have a basic foundation and knowledge of ICM photography. It is recommended that you download either the Camera FV-5 Lite (free version) or the Camera FV-5 full version (small one-time fee of about $5). This is the app Stephanie uses for her own mobile ICM work, and it is the app she recommends. 

Stephanie also uses Lightroom Mobile to edit her Android ICMs; however, the same principles should apply to any mobile image editing software in the event you do not use Lightroom Mobile.


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Applications, Creative Vision, ICM + ME, One-of-a-Kind, The Camera Series
Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson is a self-taught creative photographer, who is primarily focused on Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) and creative photography techniques as a form of artistic expression.  She has honed her skill and evolved her artistry 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 various in-camera creative techniques of ICM.    

Stephanie 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.  She 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, and as a creative photographer, she is always seeking to push the boundaries of her own artistry, as well as to encourage and inspire others to do the same by seeing things differently through the artistic lens of ICM, ME ICM, and creative photography techniques.  

Stephanie is the Founder, Creator, and Publisher of ICM Photography Magazine (ICMPhotoMag), a first-of-its-kind e-magazine dedicated solely to featuring ICM photography.  Stephanie also leads on-location ICM workshops in the US and the UK 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.  

Instagram: @stephjohnphoto

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