No photographer is perfect, and we all makes mistakes from time to time that detract from the quality and power of our images. This helpful video details five such mistakes and what you can do to fix them to create more powerful and emotive photos.
Coming to you from Sawyer Hartman, this great video details five mistakes photographers commonly make and how you can fix them. Of the five, one that particularly resonated with me was creating compositions that are too busy and visually overwhelming. No matter what genre you shoot, it can be tempting to rely on the subject matter to impress your viewer, and in turn, that leads to a tendency to want to shove as many interesting things into the frame as possible. And of course, fascinating subject matter can make a difference, but it's important to refine your compositional sense so you can better control the frame in a more intentional manner. Often, this means working to simplify your compositions rather than add more to them, as having too much in the frame can cause the viewer's eye to wander from what you want it to focus on. Check out the video above for more common mistakes and what you can do to fix them.