10 common camera mistakes every photographer makes

    | Photography Tips | 13/03/2013 01:00am
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    We’ve all made simple camera mistakes – some great and some small – but there are some that creep up a bit more frequently than others.

    Here are the top 10 most common camera mistakes that most photographers make at some point and how to avoid them.

    Camera Mistake No. 1: Lens cap still on

    This is a classic error and nothing makes you feel dumber than some smart-Alec pointing out that the camera works better when the lens cap is off.

    Most of us manage to laugh it off only thinking of the retort ‘actually I’m just taking a dark frame for my noise removal protocols calibration. Don’t you do that?’ much later in the day. And inside you’re kicking yourself.

    Try to get into the habit of tipping the camera up as you lift it towards your eye so that you can check if the lens cap is on.

    PAGE 1: Camera Mistake No. 1 – Lens cap still on
    PAGE 2: Camera Mistake No. 2 – Wrong sensitivity selected
    PAGE 3: Camera Mistake No. 3 – Flat battery
    PAGE 4: Camera Mistake No. 4 – Wrong white balance
    PAGE 5: Camera Mistake No. 5 – Spot metering still on
    PAGE 6: Camera Mistake No. 6 – Memory card full
    PAGE 7 Camera Mistake No. 7 – Shutter speed too fast for the flash
    PAGE 8: Camera Mistake No. 8 – Missing tripod quick release plate
    PAGE 9: Camera Mistake No. 9 – Dust marks
    PAGE 10: Camera Mistake No. 10 – Wrong focal length

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    Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 1:00 am under Photography Tips.

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