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Creative photographer's, take ICM photos like a pro!!
A workshop of photographic discovery, creating unique visual art with ICM
(intentional camera movement)

We spend a lot of time learning how to NOT move the camera when taking pictures; to make sure they are pin sharp and strongly focused. ICM - teaches us to do differently!
Typically recorded as a blur of light and texture across the frame ICM gives such a visionary freedom. The blur might completely obliterate all detail, or it may simply blur a portion of the frame. The technique can provide you with a wonderful, creative, and unexpected outcome.


In this exciting hands-on session we will settle into a strong couple of hours of mindful ICM photography and you will :

  • produce artistic and creative images with the very deliberate application of moving the camera.

  • walk around, discover and shoot, various colours and textures and compositions that can be used successfully with an ICM technique.

  • learn zooming and panning techniques and use various settings to create intriguing and creative images.

  • learn how different movements and shutter speeds work.

Be prepared to take a lot of images, and, to delete a lot of images - learning what works and what doesn't! 
We will also throw in a 30 minute challenge to have fun with what we have learned. Practice! Experiment, make mistakes and wonder! Become inspired by what you see, the excitement in creating such unique imagery. 

Are you ready to explore and become obsessed with this style too! Book today - you'll walk away and head into 2023 feeling creatively inspired...

Embracing the Blur Workshops

      WESTEND Saturday 18th March 2023 | 9am - 11am
            Meet | corner Fish Lane and Manning Streets, Sth Brisbane

     BRISBANE Saturday 25th March 2023 | 9am - 11am
            Meet | along the walkway at Maritime Museum Ferry terminal, Lower River Terrace, Kangaroo Point

     GOLD COAST Saturday 1st April 2023 | 9am - 11am
            Meet | The Spit, (outside the Seaway Kiosk) Seaworld Drive

MORE workshops coming around Australia, 2023!

$59.00 | BOOK TODAY

Examples... All examples are single shot in camera ICM images.
Further images and information can be found at any of the links at linktr.ee/openroadfootprint

ICM (intentional camera movement) image, of boats on Yarra River in MelbourneRiver Rhythm ICM (intentional camera movement) image, of hinterland trees and river on the Gold Coast in QueenslandSplintered River ICM (intentional camera movement), sleeping image of buddha And I Slept ICM (intentional camera movement) image, of Brisbane Riverside buildings and structuresShimmy City

















ICM (intentional camera movement) image, of beach foreshore waves on the Gold CoastIncoming Wave ICM (intentional camera movement) image, of the beach - water meeting shoreline, on the Gold CoastLand, Shoreline, Sand, Sea and Sky













What do I need to bring?
Travel light. Your DSLR camera! And a zoom lens. And that's it. Whilst using a tripod can be another useful tool and technique for this workshop you won't need a tripod for this session. We will be walking around a fair bit and discovering unique areas to trial our newfound skills.
If you have an ND filter (4-10) bring it along, however this is NOT a necessity.
Make sure your battery/ies are fully charged! Yes, I've made that mistake ;) 
A water bottle! Hydrate, regularly. :)

What do I wear?
Comfy clothes and shoes for walking around in!
A low to moderate level of fitness. We will be walking around, but plenty of rest or sitting along the way while we 'shoot'. 
If sunny, a hat and sunscreen. Though we will try to be mostly in shaded/darker areas there will be short bouts where we are in the sunshine walking.

What if it's raining?
Kismet! How exciting for us to be able to use water as a texture within images. Bring an umbrella. 
However, storms are different. We will certainly reschedule if storms or a weather event occurs. 

Do I need to know how to use a camera?
Basic knowledge of using manual is useful, but the photography skill levels for this particular workshop are suitable for entry level to intermediate level photographers. The limited number of participants ensures adequate individual attention to every person.

Will I get help?
All workshop numbers are capped so you are able to receive personalised one on one guidance and tuition throughout the session. Your OpenroadFootprint workshop host is there to help every step of the way!

Contact details
Your workshop host Ann, active practitioner of the technique | 0421 753 899 | [email protected]

There are limited spaces, and bookings must be paid in full to secure your spot.

If posting to Instagram, add tags #openroadICM #embraceblur #openroadWorkshop


$59.00 | BOOK HERE

Cancellation Policy

Bookings are non-refundable, all purchases are final.

If you are no longer able to attend, or if something unforeseen prevents your participation, we can offer funds to be transferred to another session, placed in credit (12 months validity) if given more than 24 hours notice.
No refunds are given for a no-show or for cancellation within 24 hours of the workshop date.

If WE have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances (eg. poor weather or low attendance) full refunds will be organised for all attendees.




"master the basics, be creative, explore your own vision."



GYMPIE Saturday 28th May 2022 | 9am - 11am
            Meet at Nelson Reserve Main Stage, Jaycee Way, Gympie

MARYBOROUGH Sunday 29th May 2022 | 9am - 11am
            Meet at Queen's Park, Duncan Chapman Statue on Sussex Street, Maryborough

MACKAY Saturday 4th June 2022 | 9am - 11am
            Meet at Bluewater Quay, Corner Sydney and River Sts, Mackay

BRISBANE Sunday 31st July 2022 | 9am - 11am

            Meet along the walkway at Maritime Museum Ferry terminal, Lower River Terrace, Kangaroo Point

MACKAY Sunday 7th August 2022 | 9am - 11am
            Meet at Bluewater Quay, Corner Sydney and River Sts, Mackay

BRISBANE Saturday 8th October 2022 | 9am - 11am
            Meet along the walkway at Maritime Museum Ferry terminal, Lower River Terrace, Kangaroo Point

POINT ARKWRIGHT Saturday 5th November 2022 | 9am - 11am
           Meet | Point Arkwright Lookout and Picnic Area, Jubilee Esplanade

MT COOTHA Sunday 13th November 2022 | 5am - 7am
            Meet | at the summit ready for sunrise and flower ICM!

GOLD COAST Saturday 19th November 2022 | 9am - 11am
            Meet | The Spit, (outside the Seaway Kiosk) Seaworld Drive

         MELBOURNE Saturday 3rd December 2022 | 9am - 11am
                     Meet | at Docklands Park

         MELBOURNE Saturday 10th December 2022 | 9am - 11am
                    Meet | at Kings Domain