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The 5 Biggest Mistakes a Seasoned Photographer Made as an Artist

Photography is an art form, and sometimes, we can forget to treat it as such and to help ourselves grow as artists. This excellent video featured a seasoned photographer detailing five mistakes he has made as an artist and how to avoid or fix them.

Coming to you from Serge Ramelli Photography, this interesting video details the five biggest mistakes he has made as a photographer. By far, the most common mistake I see people make is forsaking their creative ideas and voice to pander to whatever the latest social media trends are. Of course, if you are a professional, there is something to be said for being aware of popular looks and being able to offer them to clients, but when it comes to your artistic voice, not being true to yourself is a dangerous road to walk down. First, you will have trouble establishing any sort of recognizable personal style, which may make it difficult to distinguish yourself in the long run. Second, and maybe more importantly, you will start to fall out of love with photography, as you are not being true to yourself, and isn't love of the craft the reason we all picked up a camera in the first place? Check out the video above for the full rundown from Ramelli. 

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Alex Cooke said,

"Photography is an art form, and sometimes, we can forget to treat it as such and to help ourselves grow as artists."

This is so very true!

I am an active member of another photography forum, and many of the folks who participate there don't seem to realize that photography is art - that to take photos is to be an artist.

While I do appreciate and value the people on that forum, it can be frustrating at times to communicate with them, because they fail (or refuse) to see photography for what it really is.