Top 10 Digital Photography Mistakes

Original text: Photography Tips

There are certain problems and errors in the picture that normally occur with new photographers, as well as the more experienced. The good news is that many of them are easy to fix with a little knowledge.

1-blurred images

One of the main complaints of the amateur photographers is that your photos tend to come out blurry. The simple answer to this problem is that usually there is enough light reaching the sensor, then the camera tries to capture a sharp image. Several ways to solve this problem include the use of a tripod or monopod-a must in low light conditions, choosing a higher ISO setting for faster shutter speeds, or use flash to freeze any movement.

2. Very contrast

A photograph with very contrast has a strong difference between the lighted areas – highlighting, and dark-shade of the image. This is very evident in the pictures taken on a sunny day. Use flash to fill in the areas of dark shadows, and try to underexpose the scene between an aperture (f-stop) and another, to see the difference that makes.

3. Red eyes

Although red eyes can be easily corrected with an image editing software, it’s a great idea to know how to prevent that from occurring.They usually appear in people with light eyes, when the camera flash reflects the retinas. You can avoid this by not using the built-in flash of the camera whenever possible, other than to note the fact that many cameras have an automatic red eye reduction. Another technique is to make the subject look away from the camera at the time of the photo, in order to avoid the reflection in your eyes. One last tip, is that if the environment could be more illuminated, so the focus as much light into the eyes of the person, their pupils if will narrow due to the brightness of the light, and that helps. Although in most situations, it may not be practical.

4. Color cast (predominance of one color)

Excess color and faded hue are two well-known problems in digital photography. In it, we can use the white balance settings-WB, to deal with this problem. Choose “auto”, or the WB settings appropriate to the scene. For example, a photo made in internal environment tends to seem Orange because the incandescent lamps tungsten emit light – orange, or “hot”. The tungsten setting designed to balance this scenario, add the color blue.

5. Less is more

By framing and composing our photo, we want to create something interesting, but at the same time avoid excessive distractions.Typically, a focal point or focal area is enough. If you have a focal point at the bottom, and a distraction-like stones in the foreground, cut the picture with a zoom on the main direction of the scene object, to avoid the item that is distracting the attention. This effect can also be achieved later with editing software. The point is to have a photo where the eye is drawn to the main focus.

6. Subject to long distance

In each photograph that we do, we want something stands in the frame. If the subject is too far, it will not cause much impact. You can approach using a telephoto zoom lens of good quality, or crop the image later with editing software. Remember to shoot the scene with the highest resolution possible, because the Court reduces the quality.

7. Low resolution

A low resolution photo can allow you to store more pictures on the memory card, but it’s a bad idea. Use a low resolution setting means that the image quality will suffer a fall, and you will not be able to print great photos without noticing the pixels. In addition, each time you save a jpeg, it loses a bit of quality. If you start with a small file, your editing options will be very limited. Buy additional memory cards and take your photos with a higher resolution, and avoid low-quality files.

8. A lot of noise

Digital noise is analogous to the sprinkles from a photograph made with film, are these small spots jagged at your image. The higher the ISO, and more magnified for the picture, more noise will be visible.The night photos are prone to it because the camera tries to register details. To reduce it, use the highest possible image quality setting, and always use a tripod so you can choose the lowest ISO setting, without smudges.

9. Underexposed images

An underexposed image is that very dark, where there was enough light reaching the sensor when the photo was taken. If you see on the LCD screen a scene looks very dark and underexposed, you can try increasing the aperture to let more light on it. You can also adjust the exposure in a DSLR, selecting the ‘ + ‘ to add more light, usually in .5 f-stop increments.

10. overexposed Images

If your picture is too light and without detail, so she is overexposed.This means that there is too much light reaching the sensor. The overexposure can be particularly bad on bright days, or with coloured individuals. To correct it, you can try to underexpose the image, choosing-0.5 or -1, and noting if more details are captured with this setting. In addition, you can use the spot metering for accurate results-choose an area on the image that is in a medium shade of gray and use it as a guideline for measuring your photometry.

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