Best 10 Embarrassing Mistakes I Made As A Beginner Photographer

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Super frustrating, I know.

Read this article on focus modes and you’ll get a much better understanding of how to fix that annoying problem.

The Wrong ISO

When I first went through my camera’s manual I learned that, the higher the ISO, the more digital noise there would be, therefore the worse the image quality.

So, naturally, I always tried to keep my ISO as low as possible, often around 100-200.

Guess what?

A ton of my photos were underexposed.When I did boost my ISO to figures in the region of 1600, I would forget and take photos in bright sunlight with it still set there.It’s easy to forget small details like this when you’re starting out and a little practice goes a long way in helping you to remember to check your camera.

The truth of the matter is that ISO is neither bad nor scary; it should be embraced. A high ISO can be used in all kinds of situations, even when using a flash, demonstrated in the photo below.

Always Shot In JPG

Listen, if you’re still shooting in jpg, pick up your camera now and switch it to RAW.Not only is the image quality far superior but it allows a much broader set of options when it comes to post production.When you shoot in JPG, your camera applies the white balance, sharpening, saturation, contrast and compresses the image.

Just trust me on this one.

A popular complaint from people who “don’t like shooting in RAW” is that the file size is much larger and they don’t have enough hard drive space. External memory is so cheap these days, there’s really no excuse.

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