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.
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’s 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.