Common Digital Photography Beginner Mistakes

Woman holding a cameraHome to a lot of majestic tourist spots as well as outdoor recreational activities such as skiing, you must not be surprised to see many photographers here in Salt Lake City. Whether you are already a professional, a hobbyist, or simply taking your family photos as a souvenir, Utah is definitely a haven for photographers.

Yet even professional photographers do make mistakes; what more if you are just a beginner who would like to dip into the world of digital photography? Practice makes you better, especially if you can identify the common mistakes and learn how to avoid them.

The Rule of the Thirds

If you noticed a lot of unrelated details within the picture, chances are you have a composition problem, which you can fix if you follow the rule of the thirds. In identifying your subject, the composition of the picture should be within the boundaries of nine imaginary gridlines made of boxes forming a bigger box.

To put it into perspective, you must align properly the primary subject and supporting elements along these gridlines. If there is just one subject, it should have some properties that touch the intersecting points. It takes a lot of practice to get that well-balanced photo, but it sure is eye-catching.

Autofocus Problems

Nowadays, even cameras on mobile devices can utilize the autofocus feature. But even advanced camera technologies are not foolproof. If you do not know how to use this feature, it could make the supporting elements clearer that your main subject.

To avoid this, it is better to understand how your camera works as the autofocus feature sometimes depends on the brand. Know how to adjust the settings and the element of how the autofocus adjust its lens to differentiate the main subject from the supporting elements.

Backup Files

It is true that you will learn to master the art of photography through constant practice. Yet sometimes, there are simple things that you may tend to overlook. Such is the case of properly backing up your files.

Experienced photographers usually store backup copies on external hard drives for repeating clients or USB flash drive for one-time clients, plus account to cloud storage service. These storage options are becoming cheaper nowadays so better be prepared rather than being sorry.