How To Avoid Common Photography Errors


Are you a beginner in photography world? Then try not to commit the same photography mistakes made by other beginners. Don’t let common photography errors ruin your photographic talent.

 Here are some tips that will help you to avoid common photography mistakes.

  • Camera Shake

One of the major problems which you must overcome is camera shake. Ensure that you’re holding the camera correctly to avoid blurry photos from camera shake. Always try to hold the camera close to your body (instead of extending your arms). Lean against a wall or door frame or use a tripod to lessen camera shake.

  • Low Light

In low light situations and with moving subjects, it’s quite common to get blurry photos. So, in such situations you need to choose scene modes on your point and shoot camera which can assist the camera to configure itself effectively. You can use a higher ISO to sort out the low light problems, if you can enhance the ISO setting with your beginner-level camera. There’s a high chance that you cannot use the higher ISO in all photography situations because a higher ISO can lead to noise, which is a set of random pixels in an image.

  • Poor Focus

Sometimes a camera picks a focus point other than the subject, which makes the subject poorly focused. Get subject in the centre of the frame and click the shutter button halfway down to make sure that the camera’s autofocus picks the desired subject. Keep on holding the button and the focus will maintained by the autofocus on the subject.

  • Hot Spots And Lens Flares

Generally, when the flash is too close to the subject or is too strong for the scene, a hot spot or lens flare occurs. This will result in leaving a bright white flare in the photograph. To prevent hot spots, move a bit backwards and shoot within the recommended distance range for the flash.

  • High Contrast

While capturing images in broad daylight, you might get poorly exposed photo due to the problems with high contrast. Lit areas can become too bright and shadows can become too dark, especially when the sun is overhead.

  • Red Eyes

Many times, while capturing photos of people using a built-in flash the eyes of the subjects may appear red. Set the flash to the “red eye” setting or avoid using a flash, to prevent red eye photographs. Ask the subject to turn his/her head slightly, in order to avoid looking directly into the camera. The red eye is caused due to the flash light’s reflection from the back of the subject’s eyes. So, with little adjustments, you can easily produce photographs without the red eyes.