On the surface, it would appear to most that photography is a straightforward endeavor. Point the dedicated camera or smartphone at your desired subject, press or tap the shutter, and hey presto the magic happens. Funny thing is, simple as one can make it sound, still there is so much room for even professional photographers to botch things up.
Tony and Chelsea Northrup covered some of the more philosophical-level photography mistakes previously, and this time they show no shame in laying out some entertaining mishaps they have been unable to avoid along the way. Regardless the size of the blunder, if you have been enjoying photography at any level, there is a good chance you have interfaced with at least a few of these common mishaps along your own journey. A great point they lead off with is sometimes the best way to learn is by simply making mistakes along the way. Typically, failures stick with you as teaching points, for me personally while they sting, I do learn greatly from them. The best tip I can give is always show up plenty early to a shoot, double check your camera gear and settings before you even fire off an image, then check again just to be safe! And when you still inevitably make that human mistake, brush it off and grow from it.
Anyone care to entertain the community with some personal screw-ups? Would love to read about them in the comments.