Recently I have been experimenting with ICM with the iPhone. First, let’s clarify that ICM is an acronym for Intentional Camera Movement. It’s a new technique that has been getting a lot of traction lately. It is fun to create ICM images and is one tool for me that stimulate creativity. I have shot ICM images with my Sony mirrorless and recently came across an app for the iPhone that will allow ICM with the iPhone.
Like many, I sometimes want to take photos without the weight of my big girl camera, even though my Sony camera is much lighter and smaller than the Canon DSLRs I used for decades. The iPhone has just tremendous capabilities in a smaller package and my iPhone 13 has a pretty great camera also! I am sure Windows and Android based phones are equally as powerful; I am just not familiar with them.
The App that will allow you to create ICM images with the iPhone is Slow Shutter and available at the Apple App Store. It’s a fun app with a lot of flexibility in the preferences.
The preferences permit you to select the photo resolution, aspect ratio and file format. There are options in the Capture Mode for Motion Blur, Light Trail and Low Light also. The images below were generated using the Motion Blur Capture Mode with a 4 second Shutter Speed and a Low Blur Strength. I use the greatest photo resolution allowed 12 mp, the 4:3 aspect ratio and a tiff file format.
Below are examples of images taken using the Slow Shutter app and the same scene shot traditionally.
As you can see, the app changes the scene dramatically sparking some creative juices. For tips on creating an interesting ICM image, check out my blog post here. I find shooting ICM images with the iPhone truly fun and we all need a little more fun in our lives! I hope you give it a try.
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