Painting With Your Camera

By slightly moving your camera up and down during exposure, you just may end of with a work of art that resembles a painting instead of a photograph. It’s best to use a tripod to reduce side to side movement of your camera.

A slow shutter speed(1 or 2 seconds), low iso (100) and F-stop (14 to 22) should get the job done. You may need a filter to darken the subject allowing for a slower shutter speed. Trial and error and checking your LCD helps you dial in the best image and correct exposure.

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  1. Thanks for this tip and these examples. I’m going to give it a try!


  2. Ohh this is super cool and I might just try it.

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  3. Cool! Reminds me a bit of Monet’s works.

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  4. I’d call it ICM, as in Impressionist Camera Movement. Perfect, my friend!


  5. Well done! ICM doesn’t always work out for me! Lots of failures…


  6. As a painter, I really appreciate this effect you have achieved!!!


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