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What are the most common mistakes that beginners make?

 
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Sep 27, 2012 06:17 as a reply to  @ post 15048767 |  #211

P is handy for those everyday "I just want to remember this scene" shots, which I find myself taking quite a lot of. No specific quality demand on these, from my point.

Green box and such I never use, since you can't select the AF point.


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Sep 27, 2012 06:43 |  #212

Taping the pins of TCs to get extra reach out of the 100-400 and T3i before learning the basics of taking good pictures with what I got.


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Sep 27, 2012 06:57 |  #213

Scrumhalf wrote in post #15045828 (external link)
Another good quote which applies to any craft, be it music or art or sports or photography:

"If I don't practice the way I should, then I won't play the way that I know I can." - Ivan Lendl

And another:

When told he was a lucky golfer Gary Player replied: "Yes, and the more I practice the luckier I get".


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Sep 27, 2012 08:48 |  #214

hollis_f wrote in post #15049005 (external link)
And another:

When told he was a lucky golfer Gary Player replied: "Yes, and the more I practice the luckier I get".


Excuse me Sir.......How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
Practice.


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Sep 28, 2012 15:46 as a reply to  @ You-by-Lou's post |  #215

1. Purchasing gear based upon posted photos on this forum!

2. Spending too much time in post processing instead of developing a workflow.

3. Not spending enough time learning the basic fundamentals of photography.

4. Expecting great pictures from fully automatic mode.




  
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Sep 28, 2012 18:14 |  #216

I've had my 60D since April and am just now getting photos as good as I was getting on my G12. It's been fun. I still have a lot to learn but the process is engaging.


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Oct 01, 2012 02:33 |  #217

Something I do all too often...forgetting to check the ISO setting before shooting.

I typically shoot in auto ISO for everyday things but do change it up when something is just not right. Too many times, I assume that my camera will be set to auto ISO when I pick it up again.


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Oct 10, 2012 00:34 as a reply to  @ CJCMarquez's post |  #218

Forgot to reset the setting especially the ISOs, the next time went out shooting and went home to find the all photos too much noise :cry:


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Oct 10, 2012 03:31 |  #219

Forgetting to recharge batteries or bringing a spare.

Memory cards too !




  
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Oct 10, 2012 04:17 |  #220

Not backing up photos on hard drive to external media.


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Oct 10, 2012 05:17 |  #221

Forgetting to empty the memory card and not bringing a spare to the interesting shoot.


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Oct 10, 2012 07:39 |  #222

Not carrying enough film.

Wait, that was 20 years ago.

I somewhat agree with lowriderS10: Buying gear before knowing what they want to do with it.

I don't expect to know exactly how to use a new piece of gear when I first buy it, but I ought to know what I'm buying it to do.


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Oct 10, 2012 07:52 |  #223

Most common mistakes? Buying gear before knowing how to use it.

Friend bought a Sony NEX-5n, despite me telling her she should really buy a decent P&S instead. Decides doesn't have enough zoom (told her that from the beginning). Then she buys a 16mm pancake lens 'cuz it's cool...told her not to do it, primes are a specialized thing, and she should get her feet wet with photography before buying it. Nope. She buys it. Takes one click, realizes she hates it. Now she wants to buy an 18-200 (after asking me what the difference between an 18-200 and a 55-210 is), to correct her zoom problems. So...this brings her total up to over $2,000...and she still knows nothing about photography. And, before any of her equipment can be broken in, it's utterly useless (she hates the pancake and the 18-55 is worthless since she's getting the 18-200).

I've seen stuff like this time and again...biiiiiiig mistake.


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