Being new to photography can be a bit daunting, as you have to build a variety of technical and creative skills simultaneously in order to create competent and compelling images. This helpful video tutorial discusses five common mistakes new photographers make and what you can do to fix them or avoid them altogether in the first place.
Coming to you from Jiggie Alejandrino, this great video tutorial talks about five common mistakes new photographers make and what you can do to fix them or avoid them altogether. Of them, I think the one I see the most is placing way too much stock in other photographers' settings. Of course, mastering shutter speed, aperture, and ISO are crucial, but new photographers often think of them as a recipe that can be simply applied to any situation to get the same result. While they can give you a bit of guidance, the scene, lighting, subject matter, creative vision, etc. all differ from image to image, often by quite a large amount, and it is more important to understand how to dial in the correct settings for any given situation rather than to copy and paste. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Alejandrino.