Instagram can be a powerful tool for photographers to promote their work and even expand their business. But there are some mistakes they make on this journey, especially if they’re still new. In this video, Toma Bonciu discusses five most common mistakes he sees among photographers on Instagram. But also, he gives you some useful advice how to stop making them and improve Instagram profile for your photography business.
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If you want to turn your love for photography into a business, there’s a lot to take into consideration. To make things easier for you, Peter McKinnon has created a great video about the things he wishes he’d known sooner. If you’re about to turn pro, this will spare you some mistakes many photographers make at the beginning of their career.
If there’s anyone who can teach you about becoming successful on Instagram, Sorelle Amore would be that person. She has only been on Instagram for a little over 3 years, but she’s already gained a respectable amount of followers. In her latest video, she shares 13 mistakes you need to avoid if you want to improve your Instagram.
Committing errors is inevitable when you’re just starting out in photography. Thankfully, Sorelle Amore has some useful tips to make your photography process more streamlined as you learn the craft. In this video, she breaks down 12 critical mistakes beginners make and offers solutions on how to avoid them.
We all make mistakes, and that’s fine because we can learn something from them. In this fun video, Tony and Chelsea Northrup talk about some common blunders that have most likely happened to all photographers, no matter if they’re newbies or pros. In this video, you won’t hear about common lighting, composition, or editing mistakes. It’s about those silly mistakes we all make from time to time, which can be funny, but sometimes also pretty frustrating. How many of them have happened to you?
We all make mistakes, and that’s okay – it’s one of the ways to learn and grow. However, it costs you less time, money and energy to learn from someone else’s mistakes, and Jordy Vandeput from Cinecom.net kindly lets you learn from his. He shares five biggest mistakes he made as a filmmaking beginner, so you can avoid them and be more successful in from the very beginning. What’s more, most of them are applicable to photography as well, and even to whatever you do.
1.Always using the Manual Mode
One common misconception and Street Photography mistake is the believe that professional photographers always use the manual mode and therefore it is also useful for Street Photography, right?
Firstly, professional photographers don’t use the manual mode every time. They use it when it benefits them, but they also choose an automatic mode when conditions are changing rapidly and would mean to adjust the camera settings too often. The automatic modes that come with the camera are already well developed and tested in the field. A lot of professional wedding photographers use them, as well as photojournalists.
The street isn’t a place where you can define your settings once and can go with them all day. Choosing the automatic modes allows you to focus more on taking the picture and wasting less time to fiddle with your camera.
Have you ever thought what it would be like to use an app like Siri, but for photo editing? Judging from Adobe’s latest video, this might become reality. They are exploring what an intelligent digital assistant for photo editing might look like, and they presented their idea in this short video.
My previous post ‘Timelapse mistakes and how to make them‘ proved to be pretty popular (even though people were still leaving their camera strap on for some unknown reason) so I decided to add another ten! Again, I firmly stand by making mistakes as it’s the only way to learn in a practical environment so feel free to make them, as I have done so…
Ah, “photography”, you loosely defined word that everyone seems to have their own definition of. It’s amazing how polarizing you can be, isn’t it?
And one of your most polarizing aspects seems to be exactly how much retouching is considered reasonable. Purists claim no retouching of any kind is allowed (then they usually reference Ansel Adams, which is quite ironic considering the amount of dodging and burning he brought to the field), while others gladly accept Photoshop as a regular part of their photography tool-belt.
In general though, there’s a viewpoint around the photography community, that too much Photoshop is a bad thing. That it destroys photography as we know it, and those who retouch an absurd amount should be banned or beheaded or at least mildly reprimanded (depending on which Facebook group you happen to be in). But before we all start gathering our pitchforks, can we maybe examine this concept of over-retouching for just a second?