10 common camera mistakes every photographer makes

    | Photography Tips | 13/03/2013 01:00am
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    Camera Mistake No. 3: Flat battery

    Sensor cleaning tips: charge your battery

    Is there anything worse than flicking the power switch of your camera to discover that it’s completely lifeless? In some cases this can be followed by a few moments of panic during which the hapless photographer desperately tries to operate every control in a frantic search for life.

    And then it dawns on them…it’s the battery, the battery is flat.

    It doesn’t matter how many times you flick that switch on and off, the battery is out of juice and the only way you can take any shots is to charge it up for a couple of hours.

    The best way out of this photographic hiatus is to have two batteries, one in the camera and the other in your bag and fully charged, ready to roll.

    Then as soon as the opportunity comes along to charge the flat battery you do so. Don’t leave it, do it straight away.

    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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