Whether you are an amateur or professional, we all make some surprisingly common mistakes when taking photos. These common mistakes prevent us from taking a good photo or we just end up messing up a good photo because of them. Nonetheless, these mistakes occur for a reason, and fortunately they can be prevented. The following are the most common mistakes made when taking photos.
The quality of a photo will significantly decrease by red-eye, although only a small area of a photo is actually affected by it. Red-eye is caused by light from the flash of a camera reflected off the eyes of the subject when a photo is taken in a dark or dim setting. The blood vessels within the subject’s retinas are illuminated, which causes the red-eye or red glow. You can prevent red-eye from occurring by avoiding the use of flash whenever possible, or asking the subject not to look into the camera lens directly.
2. Lack of a Focal Point
Photos that lack an apparent main subject or focal point usually appear compromised no matter how great they are or whether they have accurate colours, correct lighting or a sharp focus. A photo usually lacks a focal point when the subject is shot against a competing or busy background. If a photo has been taken from far away or too much has been fitted into it, then it also might lack a focal point. Using the zoom feature of the camera or moving closer can help prevent the lack of a focal point.
Taking action shots is not easy even though they are engaging, and one common mistake made when taking these shots is that the photos appear blurred. Even the slightest amount of shaking or movement of the camera can cause an action shot to get blurred. If the subject is moving or there is insufficient lighting, this can also cause an action shot to get blurred. Blur can be avoided by using the action mode of the camera, preventing shutter lag or using a tripod.
4. Underexposed Photos
Another mistake which is often made when taking photos is that subjects are left in the dark doe to being underexposed. The amount of light that passes through the camera lens is known as exposure. Shooting in a dim setting, standing very far from the subject and setting the shutter speed of the camera to fast mode can cause a photo to be underexposed and appear too dark. Lighting up space and moving closer to the subject can prevent a photo from looking underexposed.
5. Overexposed Photos
When taking a photo on a sunny day in direct sunlight, one common mistake is that the photo gets overexposed causing the subjects to appear as washed-out. A photo gets overexposed when too much light passes through the camera lens, which leads to subjects becoming washed-out, details getting obscured and harsh shadows being created. Bright light is the main cause of overexposure. Shooting in a shady spot and during the evening using a flash can prevent overexposure.
Taking splendid photos can be quite challenging and these common mistakes often make it even more difficult to take excellent shots. So, if you want to take remarkable photos, all you have to do is avoid these mistakes.