15 Things That Every New Photographer Does Wrong

Fujifilm XF1 Compact Camera

There are lot of mistakes that we make as new photographers. Some are to be expected, but others are easily avoided. Here are a list of the most frequent mistakes made by every new photographer and hopefully it will inspire you to let some of these bad habits go and replace them with something better.

Never Get Around to Reading the Instruction Manual.

Instruction manual for Samsung NX30

Instruction manual for Samsung NX30

Being Afraid to Move Away from Program

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Thinking That the Next Lens or Camera Will Make You a Better Photographer

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Not Shooting Frequently Enough

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Not Backing Up Photos

Transferring to External Hard Drive

Always Shooting from Eye Level

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Not Getting Close Enough

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 Macro Test

Forgetting to Charge the Battery the Night Before

Sony RX100 Battery Compartment

Sony RX100 Battery Compartment

Shooting at Too Slow of a Shutter Speed

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Going Overboard with HDR, Sharpening or Color Saturation

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Not Paying Attention to the Background

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Taking Too Few Shots of a Subject

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Forget to Format the  Memory Card for a New Shooting Session

Memory Card Pocket

Memory Card Pocket

Not Purchasing Back-Up Batteries

DSLR Battery Holder

Never Making Prints

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