Day 183- Tactile

by Drohask July. 02, 2010 2693 views

In the last couple of years, the popularity of 3-D movies has skyrocketed. Filmmakers are capitalizing on viewers' desire to interact with a movie, or feel as though they are part of the action. Although photography has largely remained in the two dimensional realm, it doesn't mean that photographers try any less hard to engage their audience.

A photo can interact and appeal to the senses without animation. When we see panned images of racecars zipping around a track we can easily imagine the sounds of the engines, and when we see images of flower gardens we can practically smell the blooms. Photos can often appeal to our tactile senses as well. The way light and shadows interplay on textured objects can really bring these subjects to life in photographs and you can practically reach out and touch them.

Tonight we tried our hand at shooting with the sense of touch in mind. We chose subjects that we thought would be pleasing to the eye even though they're a little rough on the hands.

Hask snapped a close shot of the texture of a ball of twine.

Dro captured a very up-close-and-personal shot of our French Bulldog Libby's muzzle. Her rough little nose and whiskers appeal to the senses without having to face kibble breath.

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Mike 10 years, 6 months ago

Great texture.

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Brenda Nelson 10 years, 6 months ago

Incredible focus in both shots! And the use of monochrome simply provides more definition in each shot. Very well-taken images.

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Lynda 10 years, 6 months ago

Great pair of shots

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Andrea 10 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic shots!

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Ray King 10 years, 6 months ago

Good demonstration! And you are right..... the most incredible photos speak.

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Paola 10 years, 6 months ago

great quality! I like up-close shots

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