10 common camera mistakes every photographer makes
Camera Mistake No. 6: Memory card full
The comparatively low price of memory means that we can now afford larger capacity cards, but this can lull us into a false sense of security.
Eventually, if you don’t clear the card you will run out of space.
This situation is slightly less problematic than having a flat battery as memory cards, especially the SD variety are widely available on sale, but if you’re miles from the shops that’s not much comfort.
It’s also bad practice to walk around with a collection of cards that are full with images.
Those cards are small and easy to misplace and it’s easy to lose track of which images have been downloaded and which haven’t.
The solution is to get into a routine of downloading your images (and backing them up to a second hard drive) as soon as possible after a shoot and then formatting the card in-camera so that all the images are erased and the card is ready for use next time.
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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