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Common Photography Mistakes To Avoid

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Human beings are all prone to mistakes and photographers are no exception. Some these photographers are gifted naturally, but other have to work hard to be professionals in this art. New photographers may mess up things a few times. This is however normal and should not worry you. There are some common mistakes that every photographer should try to avoid.

Here are some common mistake that photographers should avoid

Do not put everything to the center of frame

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You do not have to bring along everything your photos. This is a mistake that most photographers make. It may be good to carry everything but not always. This is because the photo is likely to be cut half way hence people will be confused on which side to focus. When photographing a person, ensure that you choose which side to put them, either right or left of the frame. It is advisable to take a few shots and choose the one that looks best.

Focus on the main subject

At times a photographer you may capture something accidentally. Such an image shift focus from you main subject the unimportant image. Bush or a light post are some of these images. Ensure you should not pay too a lot of attention to the photo’s main subject. Your subject should be centered always.

Frame edge

It is so embarrassing to tell a client that you forgot to include the feet or the head in a photo. This mistake is common with newbies in the photography industry. Some even miss feet or hands of the main subject of the photo. Architecture and landscape photos are the most prone to this mistake. A photographer can miss the top of a tree, and this will boil down to ensuring the main subject are in the frame.

 

Behind your subject

When taking a photo, you should make sure there are no images out of your subject’s head. Take into consideration all things visible in the frame. If there is anything unpleasant in the background, then consider moving to the left or right side.

Great camera

photographyleftasdfghjA great camera is not all that you need for great shots. Owning a DSLR does not necessarily mean you do not need the basic camera training. There is always a good photographer behind every good photo. All you need is to learn composition.

Avoiding these common mistakes will help you develop your photography skills and produce the best photographs.

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