Four Photography Traps You Should Avoid

There are lots of mistakes (both subtle and obvious) that are easy to make in the course of pursuing photography as a hobby or as a career. This helpful video details four such traps to be on the lookout for and what you can do to avoid them.

Coming to you from James Popsys, this helpful video details some common traps it's easy to fall into as a photographer and how to recognize and avoid them. I think Popsys makes a great point about getting too absorbed in methods, rules, and technical perfection. It's of course important to understand what makes a good photo and to have a sound grasp of fundamentals like how to create a proper exposure, but I've often caught myself so caught up in those details that I forget to just use my instinctual eye to find compelling or unusual subject matter that piques the viewer's interest. Remembering to follow your instincts can help you break free from becoming too formulaic or generic in your image-making and to rediscover your personal creative voice. Be sure to take time to train your creative eye in tandem with your technical eye. Check out the video above for more helpful tips. 

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3 Comments

oopps. double post. . ?

imagecolorado's picture

Nothing to disagree with here. Good video.

bill bynum's picture

Lazy bullshit. Just posts a video. That's why i have youtube, I dont need a link service. I would like a photo blog. ffs