Photography technical challenge: texture

by Beth February. 17, 2012 1238 views

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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Joanne 5 years, 6 months ago

This gives me the creeps!!! LOL! AWESOME FOCUS!!!

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Maz 5 years, 8 months ago

Really love this shot!!!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 5 years, 8 months ago

Great! like this color :)

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lisa Charbonneau 5 years, 8 months ago

well done!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 5 years, 8 months ago

A pristine and perfect photo, Beth! The textures are almost touchable!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Glo 5 years, 8 months ago

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!! :-)

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 5 years, 8 months ago

Love this texture shot! Well done!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 5 years, 8 months ago

MoMac had it nailed !! Great Urchin shot !!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 5 years, 8 months ago

Cool.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Felecia 5 years, 8 months ago

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

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Rob Gant 5 years, 8 months ago

Cool shot like the details

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sophie 5 years, 8 months ago

great texture shot!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Moira 5 years, 8 months ago

Lovely shot of this sea urchin.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Yves Monast 5 years, 8 months ago

cool textured and thank for all the info....

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 8 months ago

Great texture :) It looks like a certain kind of seashell we have here :))

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Matt Mckenna 5 years, 8 months ago

looks good to me, well done Beth

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sara G 5 years, 8 months ago

Love this one..is it a shell? Pretty color too..

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 5 years, 8 months ago

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 :))

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 8 months ago

so cool! this shot is perfect for the challenge!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Eric 5 years, 8 months ago

nice! :)

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mark 5 years, 8 months ago

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

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 5 years, 8 months ago

Wow
Nice textures, colors

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 8 months ago

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

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gonia 5 years, 8 months ago

this is very, very nice.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sherij 5 years, 8 months ago

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.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Claire 5 years, 8 months ago

very nice !

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