10 Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers

By | November 12, 2014

Common-Photography-Mistakes-Are-Easy-to-FixAnyone can easily judge between a professional experienced photographer and a new one only by noticing the pictures clicked by them as small and almost unidentified mistakes are happens when a new photographer takes photo. So to be a professional photographer you need to avoid such mistakes. As a photographer, you need to build the right foundation of skills and for this you can read this article as here all common mistakes done by a new photographer are discussed and by knowing them by using easily rectify it.

1.     Colors are too strong or unrealistic

For being a professional photographer you must have little knowledge about color management, generally bold colors are quiet fantastic creative choice. But there is a noticeable difference between when it is added purposely due to experience and when it is done through poor knowledge of color management.

The first thing you need is a good monitor that is color calibrated because without this you can’t add perfect touch to your clicked pictures, so by this way one can improve an image without seeing the true colors or tones.

To give painting look effect to your photograph don’t raise the saturation slider very high because it will give a fake look to your image. So instead of doing this you can find images having already strong natural colors in the scene and can shoot.

2.     Shots are not sharp enough

To be a good photographer you must have good control on your sharpness. To achieve sharpness and reduce handheld camera shake, your shutter speed needs to be at least one over your focal length. Such as if you are using full frame camera with a 50mm lens then the shutter speed should be at least 1/50th of a second. On APS-C sensor a 50mm lens camera On an APS-C sensor a 50mm would be the equivalent of around an 80mm lens and on a micro-4/3rds camera it would be the equivalent of a 100mm lens, needing 1/100th of a second shutter speed.

To get sharper shot raise your ISO mainly for darker lighting situations. With higher ISO you can use a faster shutter speed and a smaller aperture of about f/16 to get complete focus through your image.

3.     The composition is off

To get straight images new photographers uses viewfinder and find a frame of position to straighten your image no matter it is a lamp post or a sidewalk or a tree.  Numbers of photographers don’t pay concentration to their edges. So capture images according to limit of your frames, keep a viewer’s eyes from moving off the print.

4. Not close enough

1. Colors are too strong or unrealistic

Get close to your subject and click the pictures using a wider angle lens this is the best technique to capture images for portraits, landscapes, or any type of photography. So it is best to get closer and capture what is mainly important, large in the frame.

5. Contrast, exposure, black and white levels are off

Tones in your images are very important and you need to get good at working with the contrast, exposure, black levels, and highlights. Always try to get the exposure as close to perfect as you can in the camera. Don’t apply high amount of contrast to every of your image because the amount of contrast depends on the lighting condition in the scene.

5.     Heavy-handed HDR

The images captured by HDR don’t have real colors look but still doesn’t look bad. There are completely no shadows or blacks, and no highlights or whites. You can get some aspect out of the shadows and bring in the whites rather than to get an improved lively range. So always look for the excellent line between realism and looking as good as possible.

6.     No subject

 A good photography needs to have both qualities beauty , light and color as well as core content. These both form and content give a mixture of beautiful image with an interesting subject matter, With which you can strike photographic gold. You should think more about subjects, ideas, or emotions that you can portrayed within a photo.

7. Photographs are not consistent enough

You can capture so many subjects in try out various styles to it. But put these subjects and styles into consistent groups. Consistency is developed with knowledge/experience, so the as much as time you give in the photography, the additional you will found to think about it.

8. Too many travel photos and not enough close to home

Use camera frequently not occasionally. If you have a good smart phone and camera then it is nice to practice with it. Give specific time every week, even if it’s only 20 minutes. Take photo of anything and of anywhere to make your photography better.

10. Too many photos

Taking lots of photo is not enough for to make your photography good but all you need to improve your work to the best. No one has the time to find the perfect image through too many average images so try to take best images.

It’s okay to capture lots of photos or to show a photograph a day, but edit your work to the best. No one has the time to wade through a million snaps to find the gems and there is a chance of missing the gems if they have to seem through too many average images. We all take middling images but the top photographers do the best job at hiding those photos.

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