If we told you that learning a skill doesn’t involve mistakes, we’d be lying. The thing is, it’s okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them. The same applies to learning photography. Without the right knowledge, the learning process may seem challenging to a beginner. If you’re starting out your photography career, having the right approach and knowing obvious mistakes can help you learn faster. This is where we step in. In this article, we list the most common mistakes photographers make. Read it till the end, take notes, and do not commit these mistakes!
Newbie photographers tend to place the horizon line very much in the middle of their photos. It’s not a bad thing to do, but it doesn’t always work. You’re cutting the image in half and distracting the viewer from the subject by doing this.
Not Focussing On the Subject
Sometimes you tend to include something in your frame that doesn’t allow your subject to remain in focus. These can be things like bright colors of the backdrop stand or ignored bushes in the background. Make sure you have all the elements in place while clicking photos.
Cutting at Edges
Have you ever cut off somebody’s feet or hands or hat from the edge of the frame? Don’t worry! You’re not alone. This is usually done unintentionally and requires you to focus more on getting the subject all in the frame. If it’s difficult to achieve, then make decisions about what you should and shouldn’t include.
Relying Too Much On Camera
You must have seen photographers whining about the poor quality of their photos despite having expensive cameras. That’s because having a great camera doesn’t mean you’ll start clicking great pictures right away. You have to take time to learn the art of photography.
Taking Only One Photo
You want to take photos of a gorgeous building, so you go up to it and take only one photo, and that’s it. Why limit yourself to just one angle? Think about moving to the left, the right, or both and taking photos from different angles. As you experiment more, you’ll learn what works and what doesn’t.
Not Using Your Camera Properly
You have a pro camera that’s capable of doing so much, but you don’t know how to use it properly. Why not play around and change up the automatic settings? Learn about aperture, ISO, and other related functions to gain more control over your images.
Once you have the basics under your sleeve, you can then take a spin at more advanced features like exposures and HDR. This is when a new world of photography opens up for you.
Not Pausing for Focus
Do you press the shutter release too quickly? Not giving your camera time to focus only leads to blurry and low-quality photos. The same is true for exposure. It would help if you learned to give your camera the time it needs.
Forgetting The Camera Settings
Did you recently do a photography session in an open field and then go to take some shots in your friend’s attic? The camera settings you had done, or the outdoors won’t produce the same results indoors. So, don’t forget to adjust your camera settings depending on your photography requirements.
Not Turning the Camera Vertically
Do you always use your camera in landscape mode? Why not consider turning your camera up on the side for a vertical click? It’s not necessary but might work great for certain subjects. If you aren’t satisfied with a photo taken in the landscape mode, take one in the portrait mode and see what happens.
Mistakes are unavoidable, but what’s really important is to enjoy your love for photography. Try new things and see how it all works out for you. We are sure the above tips were helpful.