5 Common Photography Mistakes…and How to Avoid Them
Many of us love taking pictures. Smartphones have made it so much easier as everyone has a camera on them most times of the day and social media platforms have made sharing them easier than ever. Still, a lot of people are falling prey to common photography mistakes, so we thought we’d share some ways to avoid common ones.
Cutting Off Their Feet
So many people appear in photos where the feet have been cut off. Why? We simply don’t frame our subject and end up with pieces of them cut off. The secret here is to remember what the focus of the photo is and to make sure to capture the entire subject as you frame your image.
Every Photo Is Head On
This is particularly applicable to building images, especially in Charleston. We see a historic building. It sparks our interest so we decide to take a picture. We find our position, frame everything so we capture the view of the building we love and take the picture. The problem is that we only take that head-on image, so all of them look the same. Walk around the subject, try an alternate view. You never know, you just might find a beautiful photo where you least expect it.
Everything is Centered
Oh, the horizon line. A lot of new photographers make sure that the horizon is dead center of the image. It seems right. But this can often lead to framing problems as well, particularly if your subject isn’t the horizon itself. The Rule of Thirds is a great way to handle this. Simply divide the image you’re capturing into thirds vertically and horizontally. Use this division to help you fill the empty space and capture the best image by filling the available space. It will help you avoid this centering and give you more dynamic images.
While we’re on the subject, never forget to focus on the subject of your photo. If that’s a person, a building, whatever, you need to make sure that the subject is the focus of your image. Make sure they’re framed well. Make sure they are the focus of the image.
Not Asking For Help
Orography is a wonderful art and a great way to experience the world. It’s also something that people spend their lives mastering. The community of photographers, both professionals and amateurs, is an incredible one. With that said, you should never be afraid to ask for help as you grow your photography. Tips, tricks, and advice from a pro can really help bring your images to life.
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