This week your challenge is to photograph texture. With texture photography, composition, light and depth work a little differently from other genres of photography. Photographing texture is all about exposing patterns, colours and depth. All these components – intricate details, interesting patterns, vibrant colour and good depth play an important role in the overall understanding of the photograph and contribute to a beautiful texture.
Textures are all around us, so you don’t have to worry about going too far to find them. It could be as simple as using the grass in your backyard or a brick wall. But to find textures that are beautiful and unique is a little harder. This is what I am hoping you will do, is look for patterns and textures that are different. Once you start noticing them you will begin to find them everywhere.
Play with angles. Don’t just settle for one shot. Take lots of pictures. Try different angles and depth of field. Look for curves and patterns. Mix and match your textures by finding a boundary of where one texture ends and another begins. Look for repetitive patterns, shapes and reflections.
Remember to use your imagination and above all, have fun and I can’t wait to see what you come up with.