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Sat, 30 Dec


Zoom (link will be emailed ahead of event)

ICM Exploration 5 Animals with Charlotte Bellamy

HIghly requested speaker Charlotte Bellamy joins us to share her passions for intentional camera movement in a series of talks. These sessions will be 90 mins.

ICM Exploration 5 Animals with Charlotte Bellamy
ICM Exploration 5 Animals with Charlotte Bellamy

Date & time:

30 Dec 2023, 10:30 – 12:00 GMT

Zoom (link will be emailed ahead of event)

About the event:

I'm really pleased that we've managed to organise some further talks from Charlotte - who was widely requested by members of the Camversation community!

This ICM exploration series will encompass a wide variety of genres and subjects, within Intentional Camera Movement.

On the 30th December we complete the series with “animals‘’. Take a little time out for yourself between Christmas and new year, and find out a little more about this fascinating subject to work with the ICM technique.

Second to photography, is my love of animals. I was inspired by some images by Ernst Haas and Hal Eastman many years ago of horses using the ICM technique, and I made it my mission to understand how to capture and portray the various movements of horses using the ICM technique. Now, not all of you will have access to horses, and when I teach this on the course everyone gets quite creative for this subject! Think cats, dogs, spiders, frogs, seagulls, geese and ducks or your local zoo, fields of cows and sheep or even your pet tortoise.

Creating ICM images of animals is similar to water, in that you have a moving subject to work with. The difference with animals is their unpredictable directions! But time spent watching and learning patterns, will help you with your image creation. Once again, the webinar will cover, the movement options, shutter speed, and thinking about what you want to bring to the images. Loads of images and some videos as examples to help this to be an immersive and valuable webinar, that you can take away lots that you can get started with immediately. Questions will be encouraged, so have those ready!

These talks will be recorded and available for four weeks.

About Charlotte:

Charlotte Bellamy’s creative style of photography is inspired by the environment in which she lives. She takes inspiration for her work the minute she looks out of her window. The weather and the changes in season, offering her ever changing wonderment.

Her early photographic career tended towards portraits and weddings. However, with a move to the Netherlands, her interest in landscapes was triggered. After five years following a traditional landscape photography path, she felt a need to express her feelings about the locations she was photographing, rather than just capturing a technically perfect or pretty image of a place.  Charlotte has never been one to follow the crowd. So, through a desire to push boundaries, and experiment outside of the expected, she has found a powerful way to express her creativity through Intentional Camera movement and multiple exposure layering of images.

These techniques she feels, help her to add texture, contrast and colour, resulting in images that then require more than a quick glance for the viewer to fully understand what they are looking at. Some of her images are created in a moment of spontaneity, whilst others are carefully combined to replicate a memory. Many of her images are made just a short walk from her house, and prove that you need not travel to beautiful and exotic locations to create unique images. Just that you be inspired and intrigued by a location.

Do have a look at Charlotte's website for more information!


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