5 common beginner mistakes in photography and how to avoid them
Having a compact or professional camera is commonplace today. However, it is also common to make small mistakes when clicking. In this list, we will show five most common mistakes made by those who become professionals in this area and also for enthusiasts who are just trying to improve their technique when making their private registration.
1. Light and shadow
What people end up worrying less about, the play of light and shadow is the most important point in a photograph. It is imperative to observe the scene and its light sources well before you start the clicks. Even if the object and background are beautiful, if they are not in composition with natural/artificial lighting, the result may well be reduced.
Remembering that the same goes for the overexposure of light and the absence of shadow when necessary.
2. Too many photos
“I’ll take lots of photos to make sure.” Yes, it is important to make several records so that you do not risk losing the scene. However, sometimes three well-taken photos are worth more than 50 with poor framing or poorly laid light.
Another important point for those who are wanting to enter this area professionally is to avoid getting the client with all the photos you did in the session. The best thing is to prevent him from seeing many of the same photos and taking 20, 30 photos to find one that has been good. Make a pre-selection yourself and come up with what you have the best to show. That will undoubtedly value you even more.
3. Moving picture
If you are shooting something that is moving or in a dimly lit environment, is aware of the camera parameters. If you are using manual mode (M), you are the one who sets all the measurement, exposure, time and focus parameters in your equipment. In the viewfinder or on the LCD, you can see some information that indicates if the lens measurement is under or overexposed light, for example.
When in doubt, it is recommended to use the automatic or automatic option without camera flash.
Save your stuff in a second place! It can be a pen drive, external HD or even in the cloud. There’s nothing more desperate than unintentionally deleting some photo session or just miss that special record because of your computer burns. That goes for everyone, professional or not, believe me!
In compact cameras, the concern is a little lower in this regard as the equipment makes all the measurements and automatically adjusts the settings according to each scene. In semi-professionals and professionals, if you have opted for another mode that does not have auto focus (AF), stay tuned!
Even when you leave in the AF mode, make sure that the camera is measuring the focus on the desired subject and not at other points.