A photograph is a two-dimensional version of our three-dimensional universe. Photographers need to employ various techniques to make sure a photograph looks as three-dimensional as possible, David Hay explains

How can you reveal the texture of surfaces in landscape photographs? Most landscape photographers concentrate on getting the best tones and colours in their photographs. This is what gives photographs their impact and draws the viewer into the frame. However, capturing the texture of rocks or sand in a landscape photograph can give the image extra attraction and add a sense of scale and a three-dimensional quality.

Texture is strongly affected by the angle of the light falling on it. The shallow, glancing light that you get in the early morning or late afternoon reveals any texture in a surface by casting small shadows across it. Many photographers adjust the histogram of their images by…

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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