Who doesn’t like photography? I think that everyone, in recent years, this art has been one of the most loved, since with cell phones and social networks many of us have been surprised to take photos with hundreds of likes and that convey our personality and interests .
Therefore, if you are just starting in the world of photography or maybe you are experimenting with your cell phone, this note is for you; We will tell you 8 common mistakes when starting in the picture. We start!
Do not limit yourself!
Sometimes we think that to start we need a great camera, when the most important thing is to experiment. Take advantage of your cell phone! Then you will know if you love photography and what style you want to develop.
Look at this amazing photo taken with a cell phone and awarded at the iPhone Photography Awards 2018
Photograph by Zarni Myo Win
Is automatic faster?
Yes, but you risk your style and as a photographer we seek to discover our own style. Study the manual mode of your camera and start getting the most out of your creativity. Remember that in this part it will be important that you learn the concepts of diaphragm, shutter speed and ISO.
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How did you hold the camera?
Feet separated and stable, one hand supporting the weight of the camera and the other ready to shoot. Goodbye moving pictures!
New camera or lens?
If you are ready to buy another tool it will always be better to invest in the lens, this will always give you the highest quality on the image. A good lens makes the difference between a flat job and a work with a vollumen, it also gives you versatility to be able to experience other things without having to change cameras. In this note we tell you what kind of lenses to choose according to your needs
I forgot to charge the battery!
Always double check your batteries and memory. And don’t forget that every time you go to a photo shoot, it’s very important that you take some spare parts.
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“I can edit that”
Do not fool yourself, you can lose many hours. Try to set all the details in the same scene. The idea is that you save time so you can concentrate on the personality and aesthetics of the image.
JPG vs. RAW, quick explanation
– JPG: You lose everything your camera can do.
– RAW: Edit faster and keep all the information.
Just do not forget that when configuring your camera, you must tell it to take the photos in RAW format. We talk about this in “Start revealing your photos in Lightroom”
Do not think about the format where it will be used
Before shooting think if it will be for a post and that Instagram does not cut it, if it will include text or if it will be horizontal or vertical, if you are going to print it or not, etc. This will let you know how you should make the composition of the image and what type of framing to use.
And ready! We hope these tips have helped you, remember that like everything else, this is a process, so you must have patience, optimism and above all, a lot of eye! See you in a next article.