Are you new to photography? In this video, I will show you the top 5 mistakes all beginner photographers make that you need to avoid. Do not worry, I used to do the same thing when I started out as a photographer. 

Here are 5 mistakes ALL beginner photographers make. Trust me I used to make them too and you must avoid them at all cost. I hope this helps you out a bit and you can start taking better photos right away. 

1.  Crooked horizon. This is the most common of them all. Always make sure your horizon is straight. 

2.  Overexpose your highlights. Once you blow out your highlights you can never get them back. It is better to underexpose an image then overexpose. This will guarantee you will never lose your sky. 

3.  Shaky photos. When the light is dim use a tripod. If you do not have one raise your ISO and use a faster shutter speed. This will prevent any camera shake and guarantee a sharp image. 

4.  Overpack. As a new photographer, you have loads of new gear. Understandably you want to use it all. You Won’t. Overpacking will only slow you down and confuse you keeping you from getting the perfect shot. 

5.  Showing up late. Show up early, scout the area and be ready for the shot when the light is just right. 

Always remember to have fun out there and enjoy the scenery.  

Check out the video to see examples of exactly what I mean. 

5 Mistakes All Beginner Photographers Must Avoid


The gear I use for all my photos: Nikon D800 with a Nikon 14-24mm a Nikon 24-85mm a Nikon 70-200 and a Tamron 150-600mm.  A MeFOTO tripod is a must. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets download them and give them a try.

5 Mistakes ALL Beginner Photographers Make You Must Avoid

Follow this tips and with a bit of practice, your photography game will improve. By practicing and experimenting you will be making beautiful images in no time at all.