Bejamin Jaworskyj breaks down some of the biggest mistakes he sees photographers making in his workshops.
Some of the biggest mistakes include not shooting enough images of a single subject and overloading a single shot. I understand this feeling, as I know I’m particularly guilty of shooting 10 different subjects and producing ok images, instead of focusing in on one subject and creating an outstanding image. I think it is inevitable that when traveling and exploring a new place, you try to capture everything you see, at the detriment of producing a concise and strong image. I’ve noticed that when I’m shooting at a location I’ve already been at, I can better focus on creating a single image. I think it’d be helpful to retain that deliberate mindset even in a new location. Planning a few shots ahead of time, if possible, has been very helpful in that regard.
The final mistake seems a bit basic: don’t drop your shutter speed too low and end up with blurry images. I think that for more advanced photographers, this can still be a helpful reminder to not lose sight of the basics. On a recent shoot, I was too busy working on the focus stack to notice that a breeze kicked up and started blurring the leaves in the trees. The stack was ruined, and I’d forgot about a fundamental element of my exposure.