Ten Terrible Tips for Photography

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Photography can be a crapshoot. Sometimes you don’t know if you should press the shutter. Sometimes you don’t know how you should edit an image. There are plenty of variables! So, in the spirit of our Reverse Guide to Instagram, we thought we’d put together a reverse guide to photography, a collection of terrible tips that would be ill-advised to actually heed.

Always compliment the camera because it’s doing most of the work

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Use your shirt or a tissue to get that spot off your sensor

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Center your watermarks

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If your photos aren’t working, buy a better camera

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If you don’t know what to call yourself, just say you’re a street photographer

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A handshake is just as good as a signed contract

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If they only offer you exposure, take the job

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When in doubt, photograph with your iPad

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Fluorescent lighting works great for food photography

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Black and white can make a boring photo interesting
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Bonus tip: Use HDR to give your images depth

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