Photography is a remarkably wide pursuit, with dozens of genres and career paths, but there are some common mistakes that almost all photographers make at some point. This excellent video discusses nine common mistakes almost every photographer has made at some point.
Coming to you from Brendan van Son, this great video discusses nine common mistakes almost all photographers make at some point. One mistake that I have seen made by photographers of all skill levels and at all points in their careers (and one I am certainly guilty of) is not being brutal enough in culling their portfolios (and I do mean brutal). We often feel intensely personal connections to our own work, and because of that, it can be really difficult to be objective about what work we show the world. However, it is important to remember that viewers will not have the same personal investment in your images as you do. Remember that even one bad photo in a portfolio of 30 otherwise great photos can stick out and get stuck in a viewer's memory. It's much better to show just a few good photos than a larger collection of good and bad images. Check out the video above for lots of helpful info.