4 Common Mistakes New Photographers Must Avoid

Living in the new age of digital cameras, photography has become considerably more common. Now, digital cameras are affordable and most of them have one. Even many mobile phones have a digital camera. Though new cameras are easy to use, there are yet many regions in photography where you need to have the knowledge to succeed.

Here are four common mistakes that a new photographer has to avoid.

Clicking Unclear Pictures 

One of the top grievances we normally come across is that the images taken would have come out blurry. This is due to the lack of light reaching the sensor and that is the reason why the camera finds it difficult to capture a sharp image. There are different ways to solve this issue. Use a monopod or a tripod (mandatorily in low light conditions), select a higher ISO setting for quicker shutter speeds or use flash to capture any movement.

Too Much Contrast

A photo, which is too much of contrast, will have a huge difference between lighter and darker areas of the image. This is very obvious in photographs taken on a bright day. When a flash is used, it fills the dark spectral areas of the image. Try to underexpose the image by one or two breaks to make out the difference.

mistakes new photographers must avoid


Now red-eye images can be easily corrected through image editing software, but it would be great if you learn how to prevent it from happening. Red-eye normally appears in light-eyed people. This is due to the camera flash, which reflects off the retinas in their eyes. This can be prevented by evading your camera’s built-in flash. Now you even get many cameras, which have automatic red-eye reduction mode. An alternative technique would be to have your subject not to look at the camera while taking photo. This is basically to avoid the reflection in their eyes. One final gimmick is to make the room brighter to allow maximum light into the subject’s eyes. When the bright light falls on the subject’s pupil, it will shrink and red-eye can be avoided.

Off-Colors Issue

Color casts or off-colors are a common issue in digital photography. We can use WB (White Balance) settings to solve this problem in digital imaging. Select ‘auto’ or proper white balance settings for the situation. For instance, an indoor photograph will likely look like orange as the glowing bulb releases warm or orange light. Therefore, tungsten setting is invented for such situation, which will add blue to balance it out.

mistakes new photographers must avoid

Though new photographers have certain hitches and errors while taking photography, the good news is that these errors can be easily rectified with a bit of learning.