6. Overcoming Common Mistakes and Mishaps

Discover quick tips for taking pictures in specific situations and overcoming common shooting mistakes and mishaps.

Even with the most advanced digital photography equipment in your hands, winding up with crystal-clear, well-lit, and visually impressive shots isn’t always a simple process. The “auto” shooting modes built into your digital camera are designed to make the picture-taking process easier and less technical, but they’re not foolproof.

In specific shooting situations (such as when minimal light is available or you can’t hold the camera steady), it’s easy to make common mistakes that lead to imperfect images. Although you can fix some of these problems using the editing and photo enhancement ...

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