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Are you upset about not taking good pictures whether you are a professional or an amateur? Well, it’s quite normal. There are several photography mistakes that are surprisingly common. We’ll explain how did these mistakes occur and give you tips to prevent them.

Mistake 1: Red-eye:

 Red-eye only affects a small area, but it can have a big impact on the quality of your photo, determining whether to hang up on the wall with frame or one stashed somewhere in the corner.

 

What causes it

1. When you take photos in a dim or dark setting, the light from your camera’s flash reflects off the subject’s eyes.

2. The resulting red glow is the blood vessels illuminated within the subject’s retinas.

How to prevent it:

1. Avoid using your flash whenever possible.

2. If you have to use your flash, ask your subject not to look directly into the camera lens.

3. Look for the red-eye reduction feature offered on many digital cameras.

 

Mistake 2: Lack of a focal point

Even an image that holds many qualities of a great photo (sharp focus, accurate colors, correct lighting) can be compromised by lacking an obvious focal point or main subject

 

What causes it

1. Shooting your subject against a busy or competing background or foreground.

2. Trying to fit too much into one picture. (The entire family, the scenery, and a famous landmark are too much for a single vacation photo.)

3. Taking a photo from far away, making your subject too small to be an obvious focal point.

 

How to prevent it

1. Physically move closer to your subject.

2. Use your camera’s zoom feature.

3. Before you snap your shot, ask yourself: “What is the main subject of this photo?” and “Does my subject fill the frame?”

 

Mistake 3: Blur

Whether it’s low lighting, a shaky hand holding the camera, or a subject on the move, blur can ruin an otherwise great picture.

 

What causes it

 

1. A camera moving or shaking—even the slightest amount.

2. Shutter lag (the pause after you trigger the shutter before a camera takes a photo) while your subject is in motion.

3. Insufficient lighting.

How to prevent it

 

1. Use a tripod or brace yourself against a stationary object so it’s easier to hold the camera still.

2. Avoid shutter lag by holding the shutter button on your camera halfway down, waiting for your subject to make their move, and then pressing the button down the rest of the way.

3. See if your camera offers an Action mode for automatic shutter speed adjustment, or a Night or Night Portrait mode to help with low lighting. (A tripod is usually necessary for these modes due to the extended exposure times.)

 

Mistake 4: Underexposed photos

 

Exposure is the amount of light that passes through your camera lens. When a photo is underexposed, it appears too dark, making if difficult to see the subject clearly or to distinguish details.

 

What causes it

 

1. Shooting in a dimly lit space.

2. Standing too far away from your subject.

3. Setting your camera’s shutter speed (the length of time the shutter stays open) too fast.

How to prevent it

 

1. If you’re shooting indoors, move near a window or lamp to add extra light.

2. Move closer to your subject.

3. Manually adjust the shutter speed on your camera so that it’s slower.

 

Mistake 5: Overexposed photos

When an excess of light passes through a camera lens, the resulting photo can be too bright, washing-out the subject, obscuring details, and creating harsh shadows.

 

What causes it

 

The main cause of overexposed photos is bright light, whether it’s indoor lighting or natural sunlight.

How to prevent it

 

1. If you’re shooting on a sunny day, look for a shady spot for your subject.

2. Use a flash to help even out the lighting and avoid severe shadows.

3. If possible, take advantage of overcast days—they’re ideal for outdoor photography.

 

Keep in mind these tips can often make great photographs! Remember to store these I safe place, and just in case, if you accidently lost or delete your precious photos, we can offer you the best solution—Card data recovery.

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