Here are four common beginner photography mistakes and how to avoid them.
Learning the art of photography can be both intimidating and overwhelming at first. But learning the fundamentals is essential to make progress, and learning from your mistakes as a beginner is priceless as well.
1: Histogram – Use your histogram to keep an eye on your exposure. If there are parts of your image which are clipping, you'll have a hard time trying to correct them in post-production.
2: Explore All Angles – Not moving around and planning for a great composition will never get you that amazing shot. You want to make sure you find the best composition possible to separate your shots from the amateurs.
3: Not Using A Tripod – Yeah, no one likes to carry a heavy set of poles around with them when shooting, so pumping up your ISO to get a sharp shot will solve all problems, right? WRONG! Increasing your ISO should be used as a last resort or in the event that a tripod cannot be used.
4: Not Being Thorough – You'll get to a point where you know your settings back to front, almost like second nature, which is great. But never be arrogant, always make sure you're on the right settings as making a simple mistake can make or break a shoot! For example, accidentally shooting on high compression JPG and not RAW can cause problems in post production.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Peter McKinnon, on 4 Beginner Photography Mistakes And How To Avoid Them.