Photography is a primarily visual medium, but we can experience it with more than one sense. This week, focus on the tactile element of the objects you shoot, whether it’s one distinct quality — softness, smoothness, graininess, or any other texture you find interesting — or a combination of several within one frame.
Photography is indeed a visual medium, but that does not mean we can’t use texture to our advantage.I often like to get up close and capture in macro the finer details of texture, a dew drop on a petal, eggs in a nest, dirt, and rocks and water. Even in food, there is texture, we know this through our own sensory perception and our brain often fills in the blanks when we see a picture.
If the light hits the textures and highlights them, we can often almost ‘feel’ instinctively how an image looks; rough, smooth, gritty, wet, cold, soft.