Visual Design: Using Texture in Photography by Digital Photo Secrets: "Why is Texture one of the essential visual design elements in photography? Well, if you’re like most people, you spend a lot of time avoiding drama in your life. Unless you’re particularly masochistic, you don’t need that kind of trouble. Your photos do, though. Drama is what makes for a compelling image. Drama is what differentiates a snapshot from a photo. But as photographers, we already have several things working against our quest for the perfect dramatic photograph"
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