5+ Bad Photography Habits you Need to Stop Now
In the digital era, ease of use and access sprouted some habits though some might be useful, some are not.
Now that almost every electronic device has a built in camera, photography on an amateur level seems to be going a bit out of context regarding the whole concept and understanding of taking a photo.
Taking into account mobile phones/tablet, pocket cams and dslrs, here are some bad habits you need to stop:
For mobile photo users
- Do not zoom in onto the subject using your fingers, the mobile has no zooming capabilities except for very few ones (that have a bulge in the lens area) ... when you zoom, you'd be taking a crop out of your already small sensor that would result in distorted pixels that have no detail and therefore, it is recommended that you do not zoom at all.
- Do not abuse your images with too many filters. Although you may get lovely results at times, other times can ruin the quality and render you photo useless. Always go to info of your filter generated image to check image size and see if its still the same; some filter apps may reduce image size as well.
For dslr and zoom compacts users
- Do not hold your lens from the side as that might obstruct the pop up flash (when needed) and render your image useless. Always hold the lens from below as it also gives a better balance to your gear.
- Zooming in onto the subject gets a different result than physically getting close. The more you zoom in the narrower the angle gets resulting in unnatural proportions between subject, foreground and background; if that is the aim then go for it otherwise come closer to the subject to get your desired output. Do note that getting close using wide angle, standard and/or tele would give totally different results respectively.
- While zooming in, do not use auto mode, instead you need to have control on the shutter. Using the telephoto side of your lens when handheld multiplies/exaggerates the risk of blurry takes and therefore you need to use a faster shutter, or use a tripod (recommended)
For all camera users
- Do not over click same area/frame, as this would result in multiple similar images and overcrowd your storage space with useless repetitions. Having less similar images would also make you and those who view your shots enjoyable rather than boring, when going over and over seeing the same thing.
Hope those are good for now :)
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