10 common camera mistakes every photographer makes

    | Photography Tips | 13/03/2013 01:00am
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    Camera Mistake No. 9: Dust marks

    Canon sensor cleaning: remove dust in 4 steps

    Most modern SLRs and CSCs have a dust removal system that keeps loose dust at bay, but they are not infallible.

    A few little specks of dust here and there aren’t a major problem and will only take a few seconds to clone out on a computer, but keep an eye on the situation so it doesn’t get out of hand.

    If the cloning starts to run to minutes then it really is time to clean the sensor. It’s not as tricky as you might fear, but if you really don’t fancy it contact your nearest camera servicing centre.

    Before you make a print check the whole image carefully at 100% (Actual Pixels) on screen to make sure that that there are no spots, specks, splodges or hairs that will spoil the end result.

    A mark might look quite small and insignificant on-screen, but it will scream at you from the wall once the print has ben framed and hung on display.

    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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