Bad Photography Habits You Really Need to Quit

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  1. JamesScott86

    JamesScott86 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Which bad photography habits you really need to quit??


     
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    None of those ones anyway.
     
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    Pushing the shutter button
     
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    I am guilty of pixel peeping and keeping ISO low. Whenever I do use auto-ISO, I generally keep it capped at 800. Now I know I can push that for most things, and I do need to start doing so probably.
     
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    I like how the text mentions the Fuji X100 ... a very silent camera. My D750 doesnt leave any doubt if I take a picture, so yeah, I sometimes shy away.

    Thats why I want a full frame sensor with "only" 12 Megapixels. Nikon ? Pretty please ? Love how the second article mentions the same thing.

    Sue me. Sometimes I'm exhausted and cant summon my spirits for good photography.

    I only use the original Nikon Software for editing, there is no danger of overediting anything.

    Well, thats why I "chimp" at the start of every photographic session.

    What is "white balance" ? I shoot RAW, dammit ! I only rarely bother with white balance.

    ... why does ONE (thorough) check not suffice ?

    Say what again ? :eek: The real crime is people constantly switching lenses. I love to for example just using my trusty 28mm.

    Whowsies !!! You clearly have an issue, go see a doctor ! :p:D
     
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    - Worry too much about camera and lens stopping you from make good photographs.
    - Worry too much about wife will get upset when buying expensive photography gears.
    - Laughing at other people who still using film.
    - In order to be a pro, I need to shoot all manual including manual focus.
    - Drinking too much coffee and blame the IS/VR/OS/VC does not work.
    - Always think "C"anon is ahead of "N"ikon base on alphabetical order.
    - And most important, spending too much time reading and posting on photography forums instead of taking photos especially posting about bad photography habits.
     
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    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Shoot first, check camera second.

    Stop at one or two shots.

    Not have a camera with me.

    Not have a ( xx lens, tripod, flash, etc.) with me.

    Wiping my SD cards.

    Poor photo management.
     
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  8. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    reading stupid articles ... I really need to quit that and read only quality articles.
     
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    I've occasionally fallen foul of a few - not reseting ISO, is the worst as having the wrong lens on for an unexpected oportunity (be prepared) is only because I was prepared for another possibility.

    I don't agree with their title for 'Hesitation' it should be TIMING. Sometimes a fraction more hesitation would vastly improve the shot.

    On those occasions I spray & pray, I DO know the settings, and will tend to be pushing my luck with them, or trying to nailthe timing on tricky subjects.
    Panning with a subject with the shutter speed well below that I know will be sharp, or trying to catch the exhaust flame that occurs most laps about the same spot, but is gone in a fraction of a second.

    Suprisingly they missed off one many photographers suffer from - not taking their camera EVERYWHERE. I'm sure I see the best sunsets etc. on the days I leave my camera at home...
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Wait.. your supposed to push that?

    Huh.. wow.. I think you've just taken my photography to the next level. Thanks Pix! You're a genius!
     
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    Not resetting ISO from previous shots!

    Not checking the entire viewfinder before taking the shot.

    Waiting for perfect conditions for outdoor shooting.

    Buying equipment that I don't really "need"!!!!
     
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    I wait for the wrong timing then spray and pray while chimping at 100% so I can pixel peep.
    Talk about multitasking.
     
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