Texture photography forces us to look at the world in a different way. To pay attention to details. It makes the most common object of everyday beautiful and the boring interesting.
Discovering Texture Photography
It’s a while I didn’t do something with macro lenses because they allow us to look a little closer than we ever have before an object. Effective composition is a big part of producing eye-catching photos no matter the field. I will try to talk of one aspect of composition that tend to be especially important in texture photography: contrast.
Contrast in composition
There are two primary types of contrast. The first is tonal contrast. The second is color contrast. Both of these forms of contrast can be used effectively with texture images.
There are two basic methods for using contrast with texture photos. One way to use contrast is within the texture itself. The key point is that contrast enhances the detail in texture and makes it stand out. Consequently, one of the tricks to creating interesting photography is to start off with objects that have good contrast like a rock formation with multi-colored layers.
The second approach to utilizing contrast is to select a background that contrasts with the area of texture that’s serving as the center of interest. When this is done, the textured area will stand out and will attract the interest of viewers of the image. As a result, the goal with this method is to locate objects that contrast in tone or color with their backgrounds.
I try to provide a simple groundwork for creating texture photos, but it’s just the beginning. I always try something different what I’m used to photograph not only to get out of my comfort zone but to expand my way of seeing things.