Why is Important to Include Texture in Your Photos?
Have you ever seen a styling or designing show where the designer mentioned texture every two seconds? I recently watched the Design Star (BTW I hope Danielle wins – I love her style!) and participants were constantly warned that they did not explain why using different materials is important – to add the texture. It’s the same with photography. Texture is important. Okay, now you know that adding texture is important but you still may wonder why exactly. And, as always here at CrispPhotoWorks.com, the answer is very simple…
There are different ways to add visual interest and drama to photography and texture is one of them. You can use bold color, high contrast black and white, leading lines, interesting shapes or composition, etc. to draw the viewer into the image. Using texture to add that visual interest and draw the viewer into the scene is a great way to do that. When combined with other visual elements I mentioned, texture becomes a very strong and powerful feature of your photography and you can definitely use it in your food photography. Actually, texture is very natural to every food and that is something you should take an advantage of when photographing food.
I combined the texture I found inside a mushroom with bold green color of the grass to create visually interesting photo. If I did not turn the mushroom upside down, the photo would lack the texture and all the interest.
Before we link to this week’s Food Photo Challenge, I’d like to share an iPhone photo of my neighbourhood with you. I took it one evening as we were having a dinner in one of the restaurants at the beach. I know it’s summer and it’s hot (and I love it!) but remember the summer will not last forever so make sure you stay sun-safe and enjoy it before it’s over!
Please, feel welcome to link your food and beverages shots to Food Photography. The rules are simple:
1. Make your photograph about food or beverages.
2. Tell us about that photograph: share a photo tip, recipe, or a story behind it.
3. Submit the URL to your food photo post or a specific Flickr image, NOT your home page or album URL.
4. Please, include a link back to my blog in your post or Flickr image description. You can grab the button below or use a text link. Note: Linked photos without the backlink will be removed.
5. Visit bloggers on your left and your right and leave some comment love.