The Creative World of ME ICM

with Stephanie Johnson

January 22 – February 26, 2025

Wednesdays; 9:30 – 11:30 am (Mountain Time)
  • Tuition $595.00

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Course Description

Enter a realm of creative exploration, where participants are introduced to the captivating possibilities of multiple exposure ICMs (meaning using ICM for all exposures of the ME sequence). Through the utilization of Average, Bright, and Dark blend modes, alongside the innovative High Frame Rate ME technique, attendees expand their creative horizons and elevate their photographic skills.  Cameras with the onboard ME and blend mode capabilities have the best experience while participating in this course.  However, it is still possible to participate in the class by creating the exposures in-camera and then blending in post-processing, for cameras without the ME capability.

Multiple exposure ICMs enable us to take ICM to new levels to intentionally create wonderfully abstract and artistic images.  Focus on light, color, contrast, line, pattern, and texture to create images that are uniquely expressive and visually distinctive.  Work deliberately with a camera to explore how all these elements blend beautifully together with multiple exposure ICMs using in-camera blend modes.

In this six-week online workshop, Stephanie 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 teaches her process for how they are made. The passion, knowledge, experience, and vision Stephanie imparts inspires 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, and many ideas for potential subjects in a variety of natural landscapes and urban settings are shown through a multitude of image examples.  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 using ICM for all exposures of the ME sequence.  Image reviews of your images are also an important aspect of this course.

A post-processing overview covering blending multiple exposures in Adobe Photoshop is included in the final lesson; however, this workshop is geared more towards creating the ME ICM images in-camera and using post-processing as a finishing tool, rather than about creating images in post-processing.

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.

Additional Information


This workshop is for Advanced Amateurs and Professionals who have a basic foundation and knowledge of ICM photography.

What You Should Know:

This workshop is not a basic ICM workshop. It is a more advanced workshop open to all photographers who have a working knowledge of their specific camera’s multiple exposure capabilities. Those who have cameras with the on-board Multiple Exposure functions of Average, Bright, and Dark blend modes will enjoy the best experience and full benefit of this course.

For participants who chose to take this workshop with a camera that does not have multiple exposure capability, it is highly recommended that they have a working knowledge for how to layer and blend images in post-processing. Teaching post-processing workflow is not a specific function of this course.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 9:30 – 11:30 am (Mountain Time) on Wednesdays starting January 22 and ending February 26 (six online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.


View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

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.

Creative Vision, ICM + ME
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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