This week on Photo By Design, my online workshop, we have been focusing on texture and patterns. And, they are everywhere, up in the sky, at our feet, all of the natural and created patterns in our environment.
By blurring or panning an image, we can create an appearance of texture by making the objects in the image indiscernible, like this autumn scene reflected in a lake.
My mentor, Freeman Patterson, says about texture,
Textures are made up of an infinite number of lines, often crosshatched, or very fine dots. All of these things, and they’re so … wonderfully expressive of a community, of a lot of communal things. There is so much going on and no one individual or no one thing really stands out in a texture.