Photography forces us to look at the world in a different way. Texture itself can become the subject in a photograph or it can provide a description of how something might feel. Normally, we describe texture by how something feels to our sense of touch but in a photograph the texture has to appear to leap out and appear as if one could touch it. Strong textures make the subject in an image tactile and tangible.
Try using lenses that have a close focusing abilities, such as macro lenses, to allow you to get in close and fill the frame. Look for light raking across the surface of an object to highlight the textural details. Enjoy this diverse collection of 100 texture photographs, and be inspired to shoot some of your own!
Share Your Textures!
Have you taken any texture shots that you're proud of? Feel free to share them with everyone else in the comments!