7 Common Mistakes Photographers Make

Whether amateur or professional, there are certain common mistakes that we all make at one point or another. This excellent video tutorial discusses seven common mistakes photographers make and how to either avoid them or fix them. 

Coming to you from First Man Photography, this great video tutorial details seven common mistakes photographers make and how to avoid or fix them. One mistake that took me a long time to stop making (and that I notice a lot of photographers making) is erring on the side of using too slow a shutter speed for the sake of trying to keep their ISO down. A lot of us hate to raise the ISO simply because it results in increased noise and decreased sharpness and dynamic range, and so, we often try to skirt by with as slow a shutter speed as possible. This is perfectly understandable, but it is important to remember that you can always add a bit of noise reduction in post, but if a photo is blurry from subject motion or camera shake, there is not much you can do for it. Don't be afraid to raise that ISO to keep your image sharp. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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