10 Most Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers


10 Most Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers
Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the same small group of errors that are repeated constantly, particularly by less experienced photographers.

Please keep in mind that all of these common mistakes can also be advantages when done well and with purpose. This article is not about those times, but is an observation about how often I see them done the wrong way. As a photographer, you need to build the right foundation of skills before you can successfully veer away from them.

One of the most important things you can do as a beginning photographer is think. Think about why you are shooting the image and what you want to convey. Many of these tips are things I think about almost subconsciously (because of lots and lots of practice!) when I go out shooting.

Think more about your shots – you’ll take fewer and you’ll capture better images!