8 Digital Photography Mistakes One Must Avoid

Last Updated :

It is humanly impossible to not make any mistakes while clicking photographs. Everybody makes mistakes. Some learn from it while others keep repeating it. Photography is not an exact science, which means there is no one flawless picture. And digital cameras offer a lot of scope for not only committing errors, but also immediately rectifying it.

1. Using flash, or using the wrong kind: Taking photographs using natural or available light can, more often than not, produce better pictures than the time when you use flash. Learn how to adjust camera settings so that clicking pictures without flash brings out stunning results. If the situation demands use of flash, don’t use the built-in flash in the DSLR. Instead invest in a good external flash or bounce cards, which would soften the effect of harsh light produced by flash.

2. Love the balance of white balance: White balance allows the picture to have colours which are closest to the real subject, irrespective of external lighting. So knowing what white balance is and using it to one’s advantage is a mistake many photographers commit. For instance, images look different in cloudy settings or under direct sunlight. Keeping the setting to Auto WB will adjust it automatically.

3. Red eye is an eye sore: Nobody wants to see portraits of vampires! Well that is what a person will look like if the flash is reflected in the eyes of the people in the frame, which takes on a red tint – making it look more like vampire eyes. Tip: If you do end up with red eye in your pictures, you can remove it in post-production photos.

4. Control contrast: Too much difference in the lighter and darker parts is not a pretty sight. This happens mostly while clicking in harsh sunlight.

5. Too much clutter in the frame: Yes, you try to cramp in too many elements in a single frame, the photo police is going to arrest you. Sometimes, keeping it simple works best.

6. Always shoot in RAW: Lets you get stuck with a raw deal, shoot in RAW so that processing the photos later is easier. Shooting in JPEG won’t give you that freedom.

7. Exposure woes: Underexposed pictures are a strict no-no when it comes to photography (among many things). As are overexposed pictures. Adjust the shutter speed to adjust the amount of light entering through the aperture.

8. Blurry and shaky pictures: If you pictures look like they’ve been hit by an earthquake, then its probably because your hands are shaking while you are shooting those photos. Fix this by using a tripod, or by practicing how to balance your body and hands in a way so that shaking is minimum.

World's #1 Photo/Video Uploader

Backup & Transfer your Photos in Minutes

Automate backup & migration of your photos & videos with support for all top services.

(283 reviews)

Trusted by users in 125+ countries.

image

95,000+ Users Trust PicBackMan To Backup Precious Memories

money back guarantee
Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!
close icon
World's #1 Photo/Video Uploader

World's #1 Free Photo/Video Uploader

PicBackMan has everything you've ever wanted to backup your photos or migrate/transfer from one account to another. No feature left behind!

(283 reviews)
Trusted by users in 125+ countries.
  • Maintain Folder StructureMaintain Folder StructureUpload to your online accounts & keep your folder structure as you have it.
  • Sub-folder SupportFolders & their sub-folders are automatically picked up.
  • Smart De-dupeDe-dupes photos before uploading so you don’t have duplicate copies.
  • AutomaticPicBackMan monitors & automatically uploads from connected folders.
  • PrivacyPrivacyAll uploaded photos & videos are always marked as private by default.
  • RAW FilesComes with support for RAW files for uploads as well as transfers.

“Your pictures are scattered. PicBackMan helps you bring order to your digital memories.”

the wall street journal
close icon
One Uploader for All Services

One Uploader for All Services

PicBackMan is the only tool you will need to backup to one or more of the top online photo and video services.

(283 reviews)
Trusted by users in 125+ countries.
Google Photos

Google Photos

Flickr

Flickr

SmugMug

SmugMug

Dropbox

Dropbox

Google Drive

Google Drive

Box

Box

pCloud

pCloud

OneDrive

OneDrive

Amazon S3

Amazon S3

youtube

Youtube

instagram

Instagram