When Texture Tells You the Story
Written by Nasrul Eam
Just like a painter, an experienced photographer always tries to look beyond the obvious in a subject, to draw the attention of the viewers, so that they spend more time with it. It is the texture in a photograph that takes one close to the composition, as if it can be felt or how it feels if touched. Texture is the tactile quality of the surface of an object. It presents the viewer with an even more intense experience of your work.
Looking at this lonely flower lying on a bench, warm and cool tones mix together to reveal texture and color, takes us to a much deeper level of feeling. You can almost feel its fading petals, melancholy of a forgotten beauty laying here in negligence. This is what texture does; it draws us in so we spend more time with the work.
In this guide, we have got you covered by explaining how artists see texture in art and introduce you to the art of revealing texture with skill.
Publisher: Light & Composition University Press
Author: Nasrul Eam
Edition: Second Edition
Published on: April 5, 2017
Pages: 11 pages
Format: Native PDF
Size: 8.2 MB
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Nasrul has been setting new standards as an author, photographer, editor, educator, and art director for more than a decade. Currently Editor-in-Chief at Light & Composition, Head of Department of Art and Photography, and Language and Linguistics at Light & Composition University, Nasrul started his professional career in 2000. He wrote books such as The Quintessence of Photography: Understanding Composition, for developing artistic vision, and The Essence of Close-up Photography, for developing the basics of photographic vocabulary and exploring close-up photography with an artistic touch. His other books are Illuminating Nature, volume 1 and 2, with vivid examples of nature and wildlife photography, The Happy Children of the Third World, which touches on the meaning of life, to its core, and Mastering Food Photography. Understanding the Building Blocks of English Language, and Understanding the Structure of English Language, are two of his well-known books, which have been used in English language learning programs, in different countries around the world. Nasrul has published over 100 articles on various aspects of art, photography, language, linguistics, religion, and science.
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