Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Texture as a Design Element in Photography

In today's article from Digital Photography School, Jeff Guyer examines the use and importance of texture in photography. Jeff is a commercial/portrait photographer based in Atlanta, GA. Still an avid street photographer and film shooter, Jeff also launched a kids photography class ("Digital Photo Challenges") three years ago. You can check out more of his work at Guyer Photography.

While it’s true that photography is a visual medium, I am always fascinated by images that can suggestively invoke my other senses. Have you ever looked at a photo in a cookbook or magazine and commented that the food looked so good you could practically taste it? What really pulls me into the essence of a photograph, though, is texture. Whether I’m feeling colourful autumn leaves crunching under my feet, the delicate edges of flower petals on my fingertips, or the jagged shards of a broken window– when a photo makes me want to touch it you have me hooked. That’s probably why I’m such a sucker for texture and why I strive to include it as a design element in so much of my photography. I want (or is it need?) these images to speak not only to your eyes, but to as many of your other senses as I possibly can. I want them to speak to your heart.

Follow this link to read the full article: Texture as a Design Element in Photography
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Here are a couple of my photos where I have attempted to use texture as a part of the image.
Anchor and Chains

Anchor and Chains

 Fine Art America                                  Photo4Me
Postman Butterfly
Postman Butterfly
Fine Art America                                  Photo4Me

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