10 photo editing mistakes photographers make (and how to avoid them)

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Photo editing software is only getting cleverer. Thanks to advancements in AI, with just a few clicks you can correct exposure and white balance problems, tweak contrast, even remove unwanted objects, add better backgrounds or replace a sky! But with that power comes the ability to make mistakes, bad mistakes.

Photo editing mistakes are common among photographers, even those with years of experience. Most of these so-called errors are a result of excessive editing, and many times, photographers don’t realise they’re overdoing it. The effect that their editing techniques have on the final product often doesn’t reveal itself until it’s too late. To help you avoid some of the errors we’ve made in the past, here are some of the most common photo editing mistakes that people make and how to avoid them.

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