Beginning the journey of learning to be a photographer is overwhelming. If you have no background in photography, you are learning a whole new world of terms and techniques from an abundance of information that is often confusing and conflicting. We’ve all been there. Most experienced photographers can often pinpoint common themes when comparing their own experience starting out with others who are now doing the same.
Mango Street recently published a video noting three common misconceptions that they see in photographers, especially those in the beginning stages. These specific misconceptions are attributed to both misunderstand photography language, as well as mindsets that can be produced from watching and listening to others in the industry. First, Mango Street covers a common mistake that they see about understanding what manual mode actually is. This is helpful for those who are likely very new to photography. They then discuss two topics that can be applied to a more broad range of photographers, and not merely the beginner. First is a section on sharing a photo’s camera settings with others and their opinions on how helpful that actually is. Finally, they finish their video discussing if it is professional or not to purchase presets for editing your images.
This video is short, but it covers a couple of topics that are great points for all photographers. It is definitely worth watching to see what you think about the points they discuss.
[via Mango Street]