Abstract Intentional camera movement Photo Contest offered by Photocrowd

Abstract Intentional camera movement Photo Contest offered by Photocrowd


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Photocrowd photography website, in association with Formatt Hitech, is inviting each and everyone interest in photography to take part in a new contest under the theme of Abstract Intentional camera movement.

Many photographic situations rely on keeping your camera as still as possible during exposure for pin-sharp images. You may have practiced hard to develop a steady hand and you’ve probably used tripods, remote shutter releases or image stabilisation to reduce the risk of camera shake. But, is keeping your camera still always a good thing? Every now and again, why not throw caution to the wind, move your camera while the shutter is open, and explore the range of creative opportunities this offers you as a photographer.

Intentional Camera Movement (or ICM for short) is a photographic technique where the camera is moved as the image is being taken. One example is panning left to right, horizontally and vertically, the camera movement mimics that of a moving subject to keep the subject sharp and the background blurred. However, moving your camera during exposure can open up a lot more creative options for you to try out. In particular, ICM can be used to take some truly unique landscape shots. The technique can be exceptionally liberating and, by reducing the amount of sharp details in a landscape, it allows you to concentrate on lines, form and colour in your images. A scene that you may ordinarily consider too cluttered, might just come to life through ICM by letting you blend colours and shapes for an interesting abstract shot.

Contest mechanism:

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed. 


Expert judge Paul Hamilton's chosen winner will receive a Formatt Hitech Firecrest Pro 100mm ND 1.2 (4 STOP) Filter.

About Photocrowd:

Photocrowd is a global community of photographers, of all levels and interests, and a platform for some of the best photo contests and photo awards around. It’s a place where photographers find inspiration and connect with other photographers. Photocrowd also has a panel of over 150 expert photographers, sharing their knowledge to help you become the best you can be.

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