Learn how to master the magic of ICM photography, broaden your creative vision whilst developing a deeper understanding of how different techniques and the freedom of movement can create beautiful and completely unique impressionist images.
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Following multiple requests we are delighted to now offer bespoke online learning, tailored specifically to you and your needs.
Do you have a love for silky smooth seascapes, painterly impressionist images and abstract photography?
Do you seek tranquility and calming experiences?
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of different creative photography techniques using intentional camera movement? (ICM photography)
We offer one to one online tuition via zoom exploring a more creative photography technique through intentional camera movement.
Shona Perkins is a seascape and abstract photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A regular contributor for ICM Photography Magazine with a portfolio of stunning images from all over Scotland and a 12K+ strong following on Instagram.
Heavily influenced by abstract minimalism, Shona has spent the past few years developing her love for intentional camera movement (ICM), a more creative and artistic approach to photography and a challenging technique to master.
Often described as creating a sense of calm through her work, Shona manages to capture solitude, tranquillity and haunting beauty in all her images.
Shortlisted in the UK's Landscape Photographer of the Year awards 2020, Shona continues to grow in popularity across many channels and is constantly striving to develop her own unique style, all whilst maintaining her own sense of calm and wellbeing through her love of photography.
Known as an inspirational leader, Shona also has a wealth of experience in coaching and personal development, having worked at a Senior level in Retail Management for 20+ years. Shona loves nothing more than helping people reach their full potential, supporting and guiding others to achieve their personal goals.
All our programmes are bespoke and tailored to your individual needs.
Lead by Shona Perkins, an experienced leader and coach. Shona will support and guide you through all aspects of your journey into intentional camera movement.
Available as a one off zoom call or a series of calls and challenges over a period of time that suits you.
If you're interested in having one to one tuition with Shona Perkins, or would like further details,
please complete the below form.
I’ve admired Shona’s work for quite some time now and I reached out to her regarding a private tutorial session when I noticed quite a few of her photos were taken in an area of Scotland where I come for extended visits a couple of times a year.
I spent a full day with Shona on the East Lothian coast. She managed to find the perfect mix of instruction and fun.
We started the day with a coffee and a chat about ICM. Shona gave me a well-prepared folder of visual aids introducing me to the process. The folder included beautiful examples of ICM, along with simple technical descriptions of the process, and some artistic reminders and advice.
Scottish weather is unpredictable, but we lucked out. It was a beautiful day. I have confidence though – good or not-so-perfect weather – Shona would have the bases covered and still create a good learning experience.
I can’t say enough about Shona’s teaching style. She’s very relaxed and incredibly easy to spend time with. Learning anything is so much more fun when you’re comfortable with your teacher. We traipsed around beaches, we laughed, we got to know each other, and we both took TONS of photos. But Shona never lost sight of our purpose, and kept a close eye on my technique, advising and encouraging me every step of the way.
The session doesn’t end there. Shona offers a follow-up video call once you’ve had a chance to take a good look at your photos and do some editing. I’m looking forward to getting back to LA where I can see my images more clearly on my larger monitor. I have no doubt Shona will have some valuable critiques and suggestions, along with editing and processing tips (which I can’t wait to hear).
I highly recommend Shona’s private tutoring. I guarantee you’ll have a great time, and come away from a session leaps and bounds beyond where you started.
I can’t recommend enough the “One to one photography tuition” I went on 17th May, in the East Lothian coast of Scotland with the amazing photographer, Shona Perkins.
In 5 hours we visited 2 beautiful beaches starting off at Seacliff Beach in North Berwick and finishing for sunset at Gullane Beach. We got very mild and good weather with beautiful light and soft bluish colours of the sky, clouds and ocean against the golden sand coast.
Shona is very professional in her tutorial. At first we met on Zoom to get to know each other and to prepare the trip, getting to know everything about my needs and wishes. Then she went some extra miles to look out if the weather would be okay on the sets dates and gave me a lift from and back again to my hotel in Edinburgh, much appreciated.
The last session is then after few weeks in Zoom, looking at the after processing and editing of the pictures. Shona is very kind, helpful and easy going and a great company. Her tutoring is very welcoming and effortless. She has very good knowledge about photographing and ICM procedures and we did all kind of fun and interesting exercises. I went easily into a “flow” mood, although I was learning new things at the same time.
Now I want to go more often outside to take more pictures and practice the ICM methods more. Shona’s guidance gave me more confidence and inspiration to do so. Thank you so much Shona.
The full balance of the workshop price is due 1 week prior to the workshop date. Should this payment fail to reach us by the date specified, we reserve the right to treat the booking as cancelled. If a booking is made 1 week or less prior to the workshop date then the full amount is payable at the time of booking.
Any cancellation made within 7 days of the workshop will mean that we retain the total cost of the workshop unless your place is sold on.
We reserve the right to alter or cancel any workshop. Should an alteration or cancellation become necessary for reasons other than force majeure (see clause 4 below), we will notify you and you will then have the choice of accepting the change, taking an alternative workshop (and where this is of a lower price we will refund the difference), or withdrawing from the contract and accepting a refund of all monies paid to us.
We can accept no responsibility for cancellation of workshops due to Force Majeure. Force majeure is unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control including fire, flood or adverse weather conditions. Landscape photographers work in all weathers and it will be unusual for weather to necessitate a cancellation. However, if a workshop has to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, we will offer you a free place on an alternative workshop / date.
In the unlikely event of the specified tutor being unable to attend due to illness or other circumstances beyond our control, then the workshop will be rescheduled or cancelled, if the only option is to cancel then a full refund will be offered.
We do not accept responsibility or liability for death, bodily injury or illness caused to you or any other person included on the booking form, unless arising from our negligence.
Food and drinks are not provided, please bring your own, for a full day session we will break for lunch / dinner.
Permission to be granted for use of any photos of you taken during the workshop to be used for any marketing / social media purposes.
Travel to and from all locations is not included unless agreed prior.
By making full payment, you are agreeing to accept all the above terms and conditions.
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