Capturing a moment can be an epic hobby, a meaningful and productive way of passing time to produce a work of art that will last for a life time. That’s why we see the trend of increasingly more people picking up photography as a hobby. We’ve seen some amateur photographers whom adores their work of art by making them into photo books and some might take a step further and print a photo canvas instead. So today we share with you an infographic in relation to avoiding the top 10 beginner photography mistakes that we normally see in our daily prints.

1. Blurry Pictures

Blurry Photo Example

There are a lot of ways you can get blurry pictures, either intentionally or like most of the time, a beginner’s mistake. To capture a sharp image you make sure to have sufficient shutter speed, anything faster than 1/60 of a second will be good. You can also choose a higher ISO setting for faster shutter speeds.

2. Too much contrast

Photo With Too Much Contrast

At times with darker lighting, beginner photographers would often set a high ISO to compensate for a higher shutter speed. Although this serve as a good way to avoid blurry images, high ISO settings leads to grainy images which makes images over contrasting due to poor exposure. The way to go around this is to use have an external flash mounted on your camera.

3. Red Eye

Red Eye Photo Example

This often come as a default setting in cameras to remove red eyes, however, in case it isn’t, the way to go about this is to avoid using in-built camera flashes whenever possible.

4. Off Colours

White Balance Photography

In digital imaging we can use white balance to deal with this problem. Using the “auto” setting more often than not will be sufficient to compensate the various lighting.

5. Less Is More

Focus On One Point Photo
Less Is More Photo

If you have a focal point in the foreground like a rock or a skyscraper, crop the image by zooming in to avoid the distracting item and have the whole photo focused on the subject of interest.

6. Subject Is Too Far

zoomed in photo vs zoomed out

If your subject is too far away, it will not make much impact as your overall photo will look rather simplistic with no center of attention. Simply moving closer or zoom in using a good quality telephoto zoom lens would just do the trick.

7. Low Resolution

Low Resolution Image Vs High Resolution Image

Low resolution would mean image quality will suffer, printing large format photos will simply be out of the question so make sure to set the maximum resolution for every photo. Higher resolution would mean lesser memory space available as well, investing in an 8gb memory card might be a good idea.

8. Too Much Noise

Grainy Photo

To reduce noise or simply grainy images, make use of a good quality tripod to reduce your ISO setting to lower levels so that you can still get crystal clear photos with slow shutter speeds.

9. Underexposed Photos

Overexposed Photo vs Underexposed Photo
If you see on your camera LCD screen and realise that your photos look a bit shadowy and underexposed, try opening up your aperture to allow more light in. But keep in mind also that aperture plays a major role in the depth of field of the picture. Read more about depth of field here.

10. Overexposed Photos

To correct overexposure, try underexposing your image by taking down 0.5-1.0 exposure setting. Normally overexposed photos can be easily spotted when the detail that you are looking for is not present in your photo.

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10 Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

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