DSLR cameras have revolutionised photography, with their ease of use and unparalleled image quality. However, it is fairly easy to spoil a perfect shot with a simple mistake. Here are three of the most common errors users make, and how you can avoid them.
Using The Wrong ISO Speed
Changing the ISO speed is one of the most commonly used functions in photography. It can help the photographer to reduce distracting noise in the picture, and it can also increase the clarity of moving objects. However, it is also very easy to forget to change the ISO back to the standard setting in between shoots, which can mean that your subsequent set of photos are taken with an inappropriate ISO setting. Get into the habit of resetting the ISO at the end of a session, and always double check the ISO before you point and click.
Forgetting To Reset The Exposure
Along with the ISO setting, exposure compensation is something that keen photographers often alter then forget about. Consequently, you may end up with a dark picture because you recently compensated for shooting in bright and sunny conditions. As with the previous mistake, fostering good habits – such as resetting the value or checking your settings – is the best way to avoid the problem. You could also use your DSLR camera to shoot in RAW rather than JPEG, as you can generally recover a poorly exposed photo more easily in this format.
Being Too Quick To Delete An Image
Newer DSLR cameras have larger and clearer LCD screens, which means many people are quick to edit and delete photos in-camera. Don’t fall into this trap! Waiting until you can view your photos on a full sized monitor will give a much more accurate idea of which photos are the best – you may be surprised. Invest in more memory to increase your camera’s storage capacity.
You can increase the number of great photos you take if you avoid these common errors.