Pattern & Texture in Nature
This project is your first foray into digital photography where you have complete creative control. You will shoot 50 frames on your DSLR (25 patterns and 25 textures), create a digital contact sheet, and print one final print mounted on black paper. Your assignment is to find the beauty in nature through the use of pattern and texture. Pattern is identified as a repetition of a certain element or elements. Texture refers to the properties held by an external surface. Although we cannot actually feel the texture in a photograph, implied texture will give the viewer the feeling that he or she can actually reach in and touch the image.
Tips to Get Started:
You should decide how you are going to frame your subject. Use the rule of thirds. Consider your outdoor lighting. Is it sunny or cloudy? You must use the focusing ring so you do not get blur. *Remember, do not use a shutter speed lower than 1/60th.
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