5 Common Editing Mistakes Made by New Photographers

Learning all the technique that goes into using a camera to create a compelling, well-composed photo is an undertaking all itself, but then comes the post-processing that is required to create a polished, complete image. Just like using your camera, there are some common mistakes new photographers make when editing their images. This great video tutorial discusses five such mistakes and what you can do to avoid them. 

Coming to you from Pye Jirsa with Adorama TV, this excellent video tutorial will show you five common mistakes new photographers make when editing their photos. By far, the most common mistake I see new photographers make when editing is simply overdoing it. One of the best habits you can get into is checking in on your work during the process regularly. It is totally natural to get a case of tunnel vision when editing, and implementing a strategy to break this will make you better. One of easiest ways to do this is to use the before and after function in your editing program of choice (the backslash key in Lightroom) every few minutes. This will help you keep an eye on just how far you are pushing an edit. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Jirsa. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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