COMPOSITION QUICK TIP: TEXTURE

July 11, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

 

Texture. 

Can you feel it?

Texture is all about awakening the sense of touch with a photograph.  Sound strange?  Maybe.  But images with texture give the viewer the sense that they could touch the photo and actually feel the surface.  Textures can be found in any environment and can add a new dimension to an already great composition.

In the image below, the shadows and light on the sand give the impression that you might actually feel bumps if you touched the image.  20170223_JMS_DeathValley_88520170223_JMS_DeathValley_885Mesquite Flat Dunes, Death Valley National Park

Ripples in the sand provide great texture to an already wonder scene

The image below may give you the impression that the photograph actually feels like velvet because of the soft moss growing on the rocks.

Silkstone-140925_0398-2136Silkstone-140925_0398-2136New growth covers the lava fields from the 2010 volcano eruption.

Moss covered rocks in Iceland.

While the texture of the photograph never really changes, the use of texture in a photograph can give your images life and grab the attention of your viewers.

The above short composition tip can be found in my ebook: 

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COMPOSE: Composition Elements for the Landscape and Nature Photographer

28 pages of compositional elements and tips.  Pick one up if you haven't already. 

  

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