Six Photography Mistakes I Made When I Was Starting Out
Six Photography Mistakes I Made When I Was Starting Out

Hey guys Jr Francisco here welcome to
the channel. I’ve been doing photography for about a few years now and so far
it has been good to me. But when I look back when I first
started with photography, there are a few things that I wish I didn’t do. Things
that could have saved me a lot of time, money, and stress. So in today’s video, I
want to talk about the six mistakes I made when I was still new to photography. The first mistake I made is that I didn’t spend enough time learning about
my camera. As a photographer, my camera should be my best friend. I should know
everything about it. When I was new, I decided to learn about my camera on the
fly. The only time I would research about my camera is when I run into some
problems. This habit eventually caught up to me
because I would run into some problems during a shoot and I have no idea how to
fix it. So nowadays, every time I buy a new camera, I make sure I spend enough time to learn everything about it. This will save me a lot of time and
stress during a shoot. The second mistake I did when I was starting out is that I
kept buying a bunch of gears that I ended up not using. Like a lot of
photographers, I used to love buying gears. Every time a new camera comes out, I wanted a piece of it. I would use a bunch of lenses. 24 by 70, 70 by 200, 105,
85, 50, 35. But eventually, I realized that owning a bunch of gear doesn’t make me a better photographer. The third mistake I did when I was starting out is that I
found myself spending more time watching tutorials than taking photos. Most of the
time there’s just really nothing wrong about doing this. But my biggest mistake is that
I didn’t find the right balance. My growth as a photographer could have been a lot faster if I spent more time actually practicing it. I still read and
watch tutorials here in there. But nowadays, I make sure that I’m shooting
as often as I can. My next mistake is that I was hiding
myself from criticisms. Before, I only welcome good comments and shy away from the bad ones. But later on, I realized that to be a better photographer, I need
to find myself people that would honestly critique my work. People that
could give me feedback on what to improve on. People that would let me know where it did bad at. Because as a photographer, it’s easy to zone in into
those good comments. But what would actually help us get better in our craft
are the people that are actually not afraid to let us know that we did something
wrong. This brings me to my next mistake I became my worst critic by comparing my work to others. Seeing great photos by other photographers used to eat me up. I
used to feel bad that I am not progressing as fast as my other
photographer friends. But instead of helping me out, me feeling this way
actually slowed me down more. Instead of working on my own style,
I found myself eventually just copying what works for them. Photography is not as fun this way. So instead of comparing my work to others, I use other people’s work
as inspiration. My last mistake is that kept chasing the perfect photo. I kept
looking for my own masterpiece. A photo that will forever be attached to my name.
This place a lot of pressure on me every time I go on a shoot. Instead of me being
happy and excited every time I’m out there, I was stressed. So nowadays, instead of chasing the perfect photo, I look at each of my photos as a stepping stone.
That my journey as a photographer is not just about chasing that masterpiece,
but it should be about the progression from one photo to another. I am still
pretty new with this whole photography thing. So I’m pretty sure I was still
run into a bunch of mistakes someday. So what do you guys think about
this topic. Do you guys have your own share of mistakes in your photography
journey. Feel free to comment below and tell us your story. See you guys in the next

7 thoughts on “Six Photography Mistakes I Made When I Was Starting Out”

  1. Pinky Mariesse says:

    Very inspiring..taga suporta mo narin ako kaibigan.Thanks for sharing this..😊

  2. reagan laqui says:

    english duduguin ilong dto eh.

  3. danj tv says:

    Nice tips,..dito na po ako,binalik ko na po…thank you sir…

  4. Jonas Duremdes says:

    Galing mo pre!


    bro gnda tlga gamitin ang nikkon cam. Malinaw

  6. operative31 says:

    Great video! Way to keep it 💯!

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