So, let's lay out the current plan for SLP's post schedule: we will/should post every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. I, Jen, will post Mondays, and Haley will post Fridays. Wednesdays are kind of up in the air at the moment, but the intent is to provide a collaborative post based on a specific photography topic. Excited? Of course you are. Or just pretend you are.
That means you, the viewer, will be able to bask in the splendor of...oh, whatever, I'm tired and need to post.
This Monday's post deals with a study that I'm currently doing: textures. I'm not really sure why I started doing texture studies, but I did, and the great thing is I get to write a blog post about it. What had been a silly little pastime in between exciting naps and even more exciting Internet surfing over a lazy Sunday has now developed into a interesting way to develop my attention to detail, along with composition, lines, and how to make seemingly "uninteresting" objects (if such things do exist), such as a cat toy, into something visually curious.
|Texture Study: Feather (Feb. 2011)|
|Texture Study: Purse (Feb. 2011)|
Besides, I just like it.
*I don't know why editing military documents gives me permission to invent words, but it does, and I feel very empowered by this.
|Texture Study: Blanket (March 2011)|
Using texture to your advantage, be it in portraiture, nature, etc., can transform an otherwise pleasant photograph into something that stands out from the rest, and I've discovered that conducting texture studies causes me to more critically examine texture in more and more photo opportunities. It's fun. It's a learning experience. And it may just save the world.