As photographers, it seems that we were all prone to the same mistakes that we wish we would have been aware of sooner. This video not only identifies five issues that new photographers should be cautious of, but also offers a way to fix each one.
Of course, these early errors are part of the journey of growing as a photographer. These are all things we’ve done or are perhaps still doing. In this video, Craig Beckta shares the five most common mistakes that he has seen from beginners in his photography career. While his first one — not shooting in manual mode — is one that I’m sure you have heard before, don’t let that stop you from watching the rest of the video. The remaining four aren’t suggestions that you hear every day, and a few of them had me considering if I agree with him or not.
One of Beckta’s recommendations for new photographers is to avoid using presets for editing. This is one that resonated with me. Presets aren’t bad of course; I use them from time to time. The problem is that they can be a hindrance to you growing as a photographer if you haven’t taken the time to learn any actual editing techniques. Beckta argues that a reliance on them prevents you from finding your own unique style, which I believe to be true as well.
Take a look at this video and let me know in the comments below if you agree or disagree with Beckta’s suggestions.