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Photography technical challenge: texture

so, the challenge this week was to focus on texture. I took a variety of pictures from walls with moss, old buildings, railroad tracks and finally some shells with great texture. I learned that light is a big part of texture and struggled with getting the light I needed to emphasize the texture. When I read about texture in photography the idea is for the shot to be less about the subject as it is about the “feel” of the subject. It was hard to accomplish this challenge (for me anyway) in isolation. You know I'll post some of the other shots that I decided not to use today. Maybe this is also a lesson in learning how to be selective!!!

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    • # Justmeg

      I think the great thing about this photo is that you filled it with the subject...had you pulled back too much, it would have felt empty and the emphasis wouldnt have been on the texture. Maybe if you had angled the camera so that you got a side shot of the bumps in the texture it might have added another interesting aspect..but I cant be sure...anyways, I think its quite lovely!! :-)

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    • # Felecia

      Super cool Bethany!! Have a great time in Newport! Take photos for me. We're going in April. . . .if you wanted to go again.

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    • # Marsha

      This is beautiful....not only is the texture great, but so is the color! Every challenge has taught me something new....my favorite weekly theme :))

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    • # Mark

      You did a great job getting the right amount of light and shadows to make the texture pop on this shell!

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    • # Josy

      Fantastic shot Beth. The texture is splendidly highlighted ! :)

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    • # Sherij

      I found out light was very important for a texture shot as well. Your shot is so neat great challenge shot well done! The mention of shooting texture sounded easy, but it was tough for me as well.

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