Top Photography Mistakes to Avoid

Whenever we start learning something, we all make mistakes. Actually, it’s good to make mistakes because you never forget what you learn from it. But smart people also learn from other’s mistakes and it helps them grow faster in life. So today I am sharing very common photography mistakes that I made during my initial phase and will help you know how to improve photography.

So here’s the compilation:


1. Putting Subject in Center of Image :

Rule of third

Ever heard of RULE OF THIRD? It works like a charm almost every time. Do not put your subject in dead center of your image. Rule of third have its own reasons: Putting your subject according to the rule of third, will add some more interest to your image. Try to put your subject according to it and see how it makes the difference.


2. Not sticking to Manual Mode Always :

This one is based on my personal story, as I started learning photography, rather than using the auto mode, I tried exploring manual mode in my bridge camera! I was not aware of what are aperture, ISO and shutter speed. I was just playing with those values on my screen and tried to get the image in perfect exposure. After exploring and learning manual mode I never switched to auto mode in any camera. So get your basics done for manual mode and always stick to it! Never ever switch your camera mode to auto.


 3. Not Correcting WHITE BALANCE

White balance is one of the very essential parts of your image mood! A little temperature difference can cause major variance in a beautiful image. But, thank god now we can change it during post-production. But it’s is not the all-time solution for it. Always adjust your kelvin right before you shoot.


 4. Shooting Right into the Sun


As an amateur you may think that always shooting directly with sunlight can brighten up your image and expose it properly, but I would say a big NO to it. Always use sun as your backlight/rim light and reflect sunlight on your subject from front using reflector or a simple thermocol sheet. It’ll properly expose our image and will also give a nice backlight to the subject. And don’t forget to separate your subject from the background.


 5. Not Worrying About Your Focus

Focus is the main aspect of your image! Blur images are not at all acceptable. Always define your focus points before you click your image.


 6. Sticking to Same Angles


Do not always shoot with the same angles. Experiment with your angles. Be a ninja and push your boundaries. Different points of view and angles differentiates your picture as compared to normal pictures.


 7. Forgetting to Remove That LENS CAP!

Last but not the least is before you start shooting don’t forgot to remove your lens cap.

So now you know all the necessary tips to be kept in mind and things to avoid during your shoot. I hope these tips help you grow as a better photographer. Share your experiences, views and feedback with us in comments below. Happy Shooting!

About the Author:
Maulik Patel is a self-taught photographer by passion and profession, Loves food,dogs and creative people.


  1. Sachin
    July 16, 2016

    Excellent… like this post

  2. Jeet Patel
    February 21, 2017

    Fantastic blog. I guess you have too much to share. May be your mind always think about photography even when you sleep. Making this kind of blog and helping other to improve their ability – I guess nobody do in this world. Best wishes for your goals and hope to see more from you in future.
    Keep going mate. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    Jeet Patel (Mr. Poria 😜)

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