Flattening the ICM learning curve
Looking back at my initial attempts at ICM, one of the most difficult challenges I faced was gaining an understanding of how camera motion impacts end result. TBH I gave up for a while after hugely disappointing results.
Understanding this technique typically requires numerous visits into the field, taking and analyzing a large number of shots to gauge impact.
However, there are tools within Photoshop that can aid that understanding. all that is required is an appropriate sample image and a little time (along with PS of course).
In a goal to help others I have written an article on my website where I describe settings and compare actual ICM images taken in the field to emulations in PS (just to show that it works....).
I am presenting initially to this select group in the hope to gain feedback on the article - is it easy to follow, do you feel you can gain from it etc. The link is as following - I have it password-protected (pwd = icm) until I feel ready for prime time;
As per the article it is important to note that such emulation is NOT ICM, so ensure you resist any urge to label any modified images as such.
All sincere feedback desired and welcomed.