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  • Pete Robinson
    May 31, 2019 at 7:28 pm #18887

    The theme for May now closed

    The theme for June is


    After having a break from the Monthly Theme last month I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s interpretation of this months topic. The generic theme is ‘Texture’ which leaves it open to include so many materials objects. I’m being a bit sneaky by choosing texture as the theme as it’s really about how the subject is lit. To show an object’s texture it’s usually best to use side lighting. This month you have the opportunity to experiment with lightening to observe the different effects of lighting it from various angles. Show us what you can come up with.

    I’ve researched a couple of informative websites demonstrating how to photograph textures. These should wet your appetite.

    Good advice from the Light Stalking website.

    Expert Photography’s website is very creative.

    Thank you everyone who contributed to last months theme.

    To upload your pictures login and open the Forum post. Please do not use the attachments button. Ensure the ‘Visual’ tab is selected and not the ‘Text’ tab. Then click on the right hand icon in the edit menu that looks like a picture of a mountain. It’s best to resize your picture before hand to have a long side of something like 680px at 72ppi, but the upload dialogue box has a resize option.

    The ‘Upload Picture’ icon will load a dialogue box. Click on the magnifying box icon to navigate to your picture on your device. Wait until the source text is displayed, then if you want to resize it enter the long side number of pixels in the first field of the dimensions field. Then click OK. It’s not as complicated as it sounds!

    There‚Äôs no restriction on when the photograph was taken so search though your archives show us what you can produce. If you would like to suggest any topics for the monthly theme please let me know. Thank you to everyone who contributed to last months’ theme.

    • This topic was modified 10 months, 4 weeks ago by Pete Robinson.
    • Pete Robinson
      Posts: 1053
      June 21, 2019 at 11:05 am #18989

      Here’s a few images I dug up where the lighting has enhanced the texture. Landscape photographers often photograph late and early in the day to use a low sun to create shadows which give the texture.

      I like to see patterns on water. Some people like to iron out water with a very slow shutter speed, but I like to give water some texture: