Photo HW #1: Photographing and Describing Texture

tex·ture          /ˈteksCHər/       noun

  1. the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance.
Olivier Richon, Spiritual Exercise, 2012. From

Olivier Richon, Spiritual Exercise, 2012. From

For this week’s homework, I ask you to think about the idea of texture in food, and how does one capture texture in a photograph. The key to communicating texture in photography is to pay careful attention to detail. For homework, you get to practice taking a photograph and uploading it to our class website. For example, look at the photograph by contemporary photographer Olivier Richon and note how it gives you a sense of the texture of an egg, an object that we’ll be thinking about a lot this semester. Take a food-related photo (something you made or saw), and upload your photo to the class site with a short 100-word passage describing the texture of your food item.

For step-by-step directions on how to submit a post and how to upload a photo, click on the “Blogging Guidelines” on the header above.


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