Photography Mistakes That A Beginner Photographer Should Avoid 2020

Hey, guys, this is Dhananjay Atkale from EditingSpot.com. Today I am talking about Photography mistakes to avoid. You will become a master in photography and capture some great shots after avoiding the mistakes given here.

Now if you're a beginner photographer or you're new into photography you might make some mistakes unintentionally. Because of which you might not get good images. So this video is exactly for you guys this post will cover the mistakes and also how to rectify them

Photography Mistakes To Avoid


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    Incorrect focusing modes

    The first mistake is "using incorrect focusing modes". Imagine you have a beautiful subject and a beautiful composition. But the subject is not in focus. What's the point of taking the image. And most of the times the subject is not in focus because of using incorrect focusing modes. Now there are different autofocusing modes for different situations. Now suppose the subject is stationary. Using a continuous autofocusing mode doesn't make sense whereas when the subject is continuously moving it makes sense. Because you have to track the subject continuously. So you have to use different autofocusing modes to make sure that the subject is in focus all the time. So next time you go to shoot make sure you analyze the situation and the subject.

    Setting up a tripod before framing and composing the shot

    Now most of the time what happens is you go to a location you take out the tripod and you set it up and then you lock the camera. now you start taking images. But the thing is you have already locked the position of the camera you have not framed it you have not composed it and now if you want to change the camera position and the composition it's difficult. Because it's already locked and you don't have the same level of flexibility. That is why what I do is I go to the location I take the camera and I shoot some images handheld with different framing and different composition. Then once I'm happy with the composition then I use the tripod. So I am sure that I am using a tripod but at the same time, I'm getting a good composition. Because I set the framing and composition before setting up a tripod.


    Not adjusting the manual settings

    When you adjust the manual settings for a particular light condition. And then when you change the position of your camera or more light coming is there. Later the exposure is not proper. So you have to make sure that you're always checking your light meter and you're always adjusting the manual settings to get proper exposure. Most of the beginners take the image and later if it's bright or dark they try to fix it in post-processing. A bit of flexibility is there in post-processing if you are shooting in raw. But if you want to get the best image quality you have to make sure that you're getting a proper exposure in camera. then when you post-process the images you will get are better.

    Not exposing for highlights

    The Fourth mistake is "not exposing for highlights". This is a mistake that mostly will happen when you're shooting something which has a very high dynamic range. So if you have very bright highlights and very dark shadows. And if you expose for the shadows you will get details in the shadows but the highlights will be blown out. And once the highlights are blown out you can't fix it in post-processing. So whenever you are exposing make sure you're exposing for highlights. Now, most of the times people ask me to sort of what do you mean by exposed for highlights. What I say is point your camera towards the highlights or towards the sky if you have it. And then expose for the sky. Make sure the sky is properly exposed, which means it's not too dark or it's not too bright. And then you take the image with the original composition. Later you can expose the shadows in post-processing. But it was not possible with highlights that's why you have to expose for the highlights.

    Not focusing on composition

    The fifth mistake that the beginner photographer does is "not focusing on the composition". Now many of the beginner photographers focus a lot on camera settings and camera lenses. But they forget that light and Composition is the most important thing in photography. Because that is what is going to help the viewer to tell the story. and that is why composition is extremely essential as a beginner photographer you should learn the different composition techniques. So once you learn the composition techniques and you use them while you are capturing the images. Then you definitely see the difference between before composition image and after composition image. So next time make sure when you're shooting spend some time in composing the images. And get better images.

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    Not using a foreground element

    the sixth mistake is "not taking foreground element". Again this one is related to composition so the image you take is a 2d image right. And to depth, you need some kind of foreground. And most of the time adding the foreground will solve the issue. When you shoot landscapes using a rock or using a tree sometimes it can be very useful as a foreground element. Not only in landscape but also in portrait photography you should use foreground element. Adding a foreground element to the image can add depth to the images. And it will obviously look much more interesting before.

    Over-processing the images

    The seventh mistake is "Over processing the images". I have seen some beginner photographers, they just over the process the images. Maybe the images are not good on the camera. So that is why I said, "If you want to get a better quality image you should capture it good in camera". Over-processing the images will work to destroy the natural feel of the image. Get a good image, processing will help you to make it better. But Don't over process, don't increase the saturation & contrast so much. That the image looks fake. Make sure you process the images, so that the images has better contrast and better color. But at the same time looks natural.

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