Textures are details that visually describe how something physically feels and in a photograph texture is the visual depiction of variations in the colour, shape and depth of an object’s surface. Texture can bring life and vibrance to images that would otherwise appear flat and uninspiring.
Textures can be photographed either from a distance (e.g. a wall covered in graffiti) or close up (e.g. the details on a leaf). Examples of interesting texture can be found all around us – from nature (e.g. rocks, water, clouds, plants, sand) to fabrics around the home (e.g. rugs, furniture upholstery) to the urban landscape (e.g. brick walls, wood grain, peeling paint).