Cameras in Motion – Exploring ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) with Bill Clark
Join us for a workshop exploring a more active, and personal photographic experience. This class will expand your abstract concepts and energize your picture taking process. You will be introduced to capturing techniques along with post processing guidance that will lead you to discover the many ways in-camera, intentional motion photography can produce stunning imagery.
Using ICM, the normal rules of photography, become fluid, opening the door to an enhanced creative process. By incorporating the passage of time, linked with rehearsed gestures, you will be shredding, blending, and smudging light, so that what is captured by your camera is altered and transformed into an intensely personal image of interpretation and reflection.
This 4 week course will provide an introduction to this contemporary style for first timers, and advanced techniques to enhance the creative skills of those that have danced with their camera before. Beginner or pro, this class will stimulate your hunger to find new ways to express yourself with your camera.
Over the course of 4 sessions, in a mix of in person and Zoom meetings, you will be introduced to a spontaneous and more intuitive way of photographing. Included is an introduction to the process through a presentation of existing work, a photo walk in Providence to practice ICM techniques in a group setting with instruction. Zoom sessions will be used to present a suggested workflow for processing images in Lightroom and walk you through the post processing techniques. These sessions will also be used to share feedback on participants work and followed with how, with the use of Photoshop, your work may reach an even higher level. The final Zoom session will close with a virtual exhibition of images created in the workshop.
Prerequisites: A camera with Manuel Mode, (needed to control long exposures) and a basic understanding of Lightroom or basic image processing software.
Mondays in May 6:30 – 8:00pm
• May 2nd in person • May 9th Zoom • May 16th Zoom • May 23rd in person
During the second and third sessions, Assignments will be reviewed and results shared with discussion of the elements of successful abstract images. Additional assignments will follow from and draw insight from the feedback offered by the rest of the group.
The fourth session will be in person and include time shooting on the streets of providence, exploring alternate way to add motion to an image with some discussion of potential outlets for the images.
The program concludes with an online exhibition, at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, of a selection of work completed by workshop participants.
About Bill Clark
After successful experiences in public education and a 30-year career working closely with high end designers, Clark keeps his studio outside of Providence, RI, where he works as a professional photographer and calligrapher. As an award-winning artist, he has displayed work in galleries throughout New England and New York, with work installed in many private collections.
Bill has been moving and shaking with his camera for more than 15 years, and is excited to once again share his experience with enthusiastic students.
Explore your wild side, learn to dance with your camera with Bill Clark
Who is the workshop designed for?
The workshop is designed for anyone interested in exploring new image capture techniques and dancing with their camera.
Where is the workshop?
This workshop blends in person instruction and practice shoots with review and instruction via Zoom sessions. The first and last sessions are live in person instruction in Providence, the other two sessions well be Zoom presentations making it easier to share work in progress.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the workshop is $300. You can purchase a seat in the workshop below.