10 common camera mistakes every photographer makes

    | Photography Tips | 13/03/2013 01:00am
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    Camera Mistake No. 2: Wrong sensitivity selected

    What is camera noise: example at ISO 1600

    If you’ve been shooting in low-light indoors without flash and then you head out into brighter conditions (or vice versa) there’s a danger that the selected sensitivity setting will be wrong for the light conditions.

    In some cases you may notice that the aperture or shutter speed values are flashing in the viewfinder to let you know that the maximum or minimum value is not sufficient, but on other occasions the settings may stay within these limits.

    They key is to stay vigilant and keep an eye on the exposure settings and if you are shooting a landscape in aperture priority mode with an aperture of f/16 and you find that the camera is suggesting a shutter speed of 1/2000sec, check the sensitivity setting.

    You may still get a correctly exposed image, but it will be noisier than it needs to be.

    Conversely if the sensitivity is too low when you head indoors the shutter speed won’t be fast enough to freeze any movement.

    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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