Advanced: Light Modification
This involves using something to modify light sources that illuminates the subject or reaches the camera. These can include, but are not limited to, cucolorises, snoots, colored gels, and polarizing ilms or polarizing filters on the camera lens.
A cuculoris (cookie) might be something as simple as a partially open blind or a cut-out make from paper or aluminum foil.
Learn how to use bokeh modifiers that add pizzazz to an image.
Try optical filters for B&W.
1st David Terao Spirit
2nd David Terao Dandelion_Glow
3rd John Norvell Spring_Rain
The texture of your subject matter should be the dominant subject.
Textures can be bulbous, bumpy, crenellated, crinkled, rough, smocked, smooth.
Texture is NOT the same as pattern.
1st Gloria Spellman Scales_And_More_Scales
2nd Linda Eisenstadt Harbor_Cables
3rd Lisa Kruppa Fuzzy_Leaf
HM Daniel Smith Along_the_ Appalachian_Trail_in_Virginia’
HM Daniel Smith Tree_wrapped_around_a_rock_in_Utah’
HM Cecelia Laurendeau Peeling
HM Gosia Klosek Rain_Drops