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January 23, 2024: ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) and Selective Focus with Cheryl Tarr | Technical Webinar

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Join us for the January Technical Webinar: ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) and Selective Focus with Cheryl Tarr!


The January Technical Webinar speaker will be Cheryl Tarr and the topic will be “ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) and Selective Focus”. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 6:30 pm.


Do you ever grow weary of photographing things and places in the same old way? Do you like to play and experiment with different approaches to creatively expressing yourself? Intentional camera movement (ICM) can open up an entirely new way to photograph familiar subjects. ICM techniques result in impressionistic images and abstracts that can convey deeper meaning and emotions by distilling complex scenes into simpler colors, textures, and shapes through the application of intentional motion blur. 


From landscapes to intimate portraits of flowers, Cheryl has used ICM as one of her primary tools to create the soft painterly images that she is known for. She will show photographs that illustrate the different approaches she uses depending on the subject matter, and she will review the specific equipment that she uses. She will also show what can be done with multiple exposures in the Nikon D850 as well as the iPhone. Tips and techniques for post-processing images in Lightroom and Photoshop will also be discussed. Lastly she will share how developing a coherent series of images that tell a story has deepened and expanded her photography into new directions and inspired her to integrate writing into her creative practice.


Come learn how to create beautifully unique photos like these!


What will we learn:


  • Ways to use intentional camera movement

  • What equipment works best for ICM

  • How to do multiple exposures with an iphone or Nikon D850

  • How to tell a story with a series of images



About Cheryl Tarr, PhD

Cheryl Tarr

Cheryl Lea Tarr is a retired biologist who wanted to be a photographer but she set aside that childhood dream to do something more ‘practical.’ After earning a PhD in conservation genetics and then working as a microbiologist for over 20 years, she redirected her creative energy in 2016 towards photographing flowers, birds and landscapes both big and small.


Cheryl uses Lensbaby lenses as well as intentional camera movement (ICM) to create painterly images that convey her emotional connection to the natural world. Her images have been shown in juried shows throughout Georgia and she has published ICM images and an article in the international e-magazine ICM Photography Magazine. She is a

founding member of the GNPA Conservation Committee and has contributed images to multiple conservation partners which have been used to promote their missions. She has also served as the GNPA Decatur chapter co-coordinator. With over five years of intense study of photography under her belt she is now ready, willing and able to teach others what she has learned. She hopes that by sharing her knowledge and images she can help kindle respect and appreciation for this beautiful and amazing place we call Earth.



See an example of Cheryl's Photography!






Technical Webinars


The Technical Webinars are hosted monthly by skilled club members as well as guest speakers who are subject-matter experts on the various topics. Our presenters share expertise, tips, and knowledge about various photography and post-production techniques. Our aim is to increase your skill level and confidence with your photography and post-production.


For members, the link is under the Member Portal page, Zoom Links, and will be provided by email too!



Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 23rd for
the Monthly Technical Webinar!
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