8 common mistakes photographers make on holiday (and how to get it right)

8 common mistakes all photographers make on holiday (and how to get it right)

Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 04 Underexposed beach shots

Final surf photography advice from our professional photographer: check the histogram

The bright conditions encountered on a beach can fool your camera into underexposing the subject.

It also makes it hard to see the image on the LCD screen, so it can’t be relied upon when you’re assessing exposure.

You need to activate the histogram view and make sure that the image isn’t badly underexposed, dialling in extra exposure using the compensation facility as necessary.

A burst of light from your flash is also useful for filling in any harsh shadows.

PAGE 1 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 01 Kit damaged in transit
PAGE 2 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 02 Sand/water damaged kit
PAGE 3 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 03 Kit damaged by cleaning
PAGE 4 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 04 Underexposed beach shots
PAGE 5 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 05 Blurred night-time shots
PAGE 6 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 06 Images full of tourists
PAGE 7 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 07 Upsetting the locals
PAGE 8 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 08 Gear overheating or freezing

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