Making mistakes is part of learning, even if the criticism stings sometimes. And after seeing some of these common photography mistakes, I had to put my hand up and say, "guilty as charged." I guarantee you will too.
When this video from Jessica Kobeissi first appeared in my inbox, I thought it was going to be one of those boring, generic lists of beginner photography mistakes such as tilted horizons or blurry eyes. Sure, they're valuable, but they've been done to death and I was certain that I'd be getting more of the same with this.
Thankfully, that's not the case at all, and in this seven-minute video, Kobeissi lists some mistakes that I am absolutely sure every photographer is making at some time, regardless of level and experience. Why am I so certain? Because I am making a couple of them, and when I put them to five of my most respected photography peers, they all put their hands up for at least one.
The good thing about this video is that not only does Kobeissi explain some relatively unexplored photography mistakes, she also goes into detail about why we make them and how we can rectify them. For the record, I am most guilty of number two. Are there any others that aren't thrown around so commonly that you think apply to many of us?