We all make tons of mistakes as photographers, but naturally, we tend to make more of them when we’re just starting out. While learning from our own mistakes is effective, it’s a painstaking process. After all, learning from the mistakes of others is better because “you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” So, in this video, Nigel Danson shares seven of the most common mistakes made by beginner landscape photographers. Hopefully, they will help you skip making them yourself and you’ll improve your photography skills.
Learning how to properly handle the camera is the most important aspect of improving your photography. While composition, light and post-processing have a big visual impact, they are second in line when it comes to where your priorities should be in the beginning.
Fellow photographer Ugo Cei has talked about a neat little trick he uses to teach his clients how to better learn the camera: use a brown paper bag to cover the camera, place your hands inside and change the ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture. When you’re able to adjust these without looking, you’re familiar enough with your camera to move on (it goes without saying that you’ll also need to understand how these fundamental settings work).
Making mistakes is part of the learning progress but the sooner you become aware of them, the better. So, let’s address a few of the most common camera setting mistakes and how to fix them.
If you’re just starting out as a filmmaker and looking into buying gear, it may seem overwhelming. So much to buy, so many options – and it can all be pretty expensive. But Matti Haapoja’s latest video is here to make the decisions easier and help you get your first kit. He suggests the first 10 items new filmmakers need to buy and gives you a couple of examples of the affordable, yet high-quality gear.
Although the launch of Nikon Z mirrorless cameras, lenses and the adapter is still under the spotlight, Nikon has just launched D3500. The new entry-level DSLR is a successor to the Nikon D3400. Although honestly doesn’t include many innovations over the previous model, there are some perks that might make you choose it over its predecessor.
When you think of Best Buy, photography lessons are probably not what first comes to mind. But, the chain now offers photography workshops in 80 of their stores across the US. If you’re into beginner classes, you can attend them for free. The intermediate-level lessons are paid, but they’re pretty affordable and only cost $50.
So, you’re into photography, you want to get your first camera and get serious about it. There is plenty to learn and it’s an incredible, creative journey. And before you start, Pierre T. Lambert shares three things he wishes he knew before starting photography. These may help you make right decisions when choosing which gear to buy, but also help you take better shots.
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.