Hello, Photography fanatics!
Your own mentor from Delhi photography Academy is going to talk about the top 5 mistake made by the beginners. And how to avoid them?
In this article, I have just shared my experience with you all. These mistakes are very common among the beginner’s photographers.
Until you don’t make mistake you will not learn photography. This is what I believe so make more mistake and don’t worry about it.
Here are the ways how to get rid of the error?
1. Uneven horizon
2. Misunderstanding of white balance
3. Blurry and Unsharp Image
5. Setting your exposure correctly
1. Uneven horizon:
While take picture some many people are now aware that they are making wonky in taking the image by not holding the camera horizontally. The horizon should be straight for better photography.
Strengthening the horizon is very important to for better framing of the picture. Mostly while taking picture photographers are not aware that they are making wonky.
How can you avoid wonky horizon?
Use two hands:
It’s one of the best ways to avoid wonky horizon use both your hands and try to straighten the horizon. Sometimes we create a habit of clicking wonky horizon. So while clicking makes sure you hold the camera straightly.
Do practice and make a stable posture of your body and the way you hold the camera. This help a lot to improve over the wonky horizon.
In this case, you don’t have any other option. you can check the alignment and fixed it out in the camera settings
Fix it in your editing software:
If after so many practice and effort you still make an error sometimes. You can fix it out in the editing software like adobe lightroom and adobe photoshop.
2. Misunderstanding of white balance:
Firstly let’s understand
What is white balance?
White balance is the metering that you set in your camera to set the color temperature of your images now the color temperature comes from your main light source. That could either be a natural light or artificial light.
You have to set your camera to the main source of the light and that way you will get the correct color and white in your images.
If the white balance is not correct as the main source of the light the images may be very blue, orange, yellowish etc. Shooting this raw you can change this in your post-production.
But generally, it’s good to get it done on camera.
How to improve the white balance?
Every camera these days has a white balance setting in your camera. Find it with a W/B symbol and adjust it according to the lighting condition.
Or if you really want to be accurate in your white balance you can purchase a gray card.
Gray card is the filter used to match up the color temperature to create a required image.
3. Blurry and Unsharp Image:
This is one of the most important things you should not do. According to me, your image should be pin sharp. You can make any other mistakes but make sure your images are not getting blurry and unsharp.
Most of the people make mistake here by produce images out off sharp.
How to avoid blurry and unsharp?
Use faster shutter speed:
Using faster shutter speed will freeze the action subjects but the low light will enter the camera so you need to compensate with the ISO and aperture.
Use a tripod:
A tripod helps to make you stable and I will avoid the camera shake.
Use higher ISO at the low light situation. Increasing the ISO create noisy and grainy in the images.
Larger the aperture less area will be in focus and sharp. Less the aperture more area will be in sharpen. So you need to check which area you want to be sharpened more and set the aperture according to that.
Note: maintain steady and posture to get a better result.
It is also one of the most important factors in creating better photography. We know that how difficult it is to find and create a good composition. Let’s see,
What is a composition in photography?
Composition means what all things you want to be there in your frame. Whatever falls under the frame is the part of the composition.
For example using the negative space, taking a landscape with focusing the tree and for a better composition including the mountain, sky, and birds into the frame.
Use the background and foreground to create Better photography.
How to create a great composition in photography?
While taking pictures people are not aware of the scene and make mistake.
So you should be aware of the scene what to include in the frame and what not.
A small adjustment can make a huge impact.
5. Setting your exposure correctly:
If the exposure is not correct you will get under or overexposed images which are not what you need from the click. This is incredibly common that people commonly make mistake and may be unaware of how to set the correct exposure in the camera.
How to make a correct exposure?
Take auto mode 1st:
click your 1st two shots in auto mode and check the exposure setting in the information. And then go to manual mode and make those setting and click the 3rd 4th picture. After that check if the image is good and if not do some adjustment in the Shutter speed, aperture, and ISO accordingly.
Check your viewfinder:
When you see your viewfinder there is a line try to make the error in the middle to get the correct exposure.
Adjust the ISO to get the correct exposure. ISO create noisy and grainy in the images. But nowadays in high-end cameras, you can go up to larger ISO, still, you will get the correct image.