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7 Bad Habits of us Photographers
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Here are, compiled in one post, the 7 bad habits of digital photographers…1. NOT DOUBLE CHECKING YOUR GEAR BAG

Photo by John Harvey [CC by-nc-sa]

It never happened to you? It sure did to me! I can’t remember howmany times I went shooting just to notice later on that I forgot the CFcards at home. Just a few months ago my wife and I took a photographytrip to Croatia and I totally forgot to pack the battery charger withme! So if you are as clumsy as I am, maybe you should trust your wifein packing things up for you.
2. NOT DOUBLE CHECKING ISO SETTINGS

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This is surely one of the most common post subjects you will find ifyou linger long enough in Digital Photography forums. We are allsomehow used to reaching for our ISO settings button just when we needto go “higher” and we too often take it for granted that the camera isset to the “correct” one every time we take it from the bag. And thatis why so many people are asking for the ISO setting to be displayed inthe viewfinder, until then and to avoid surprises, good or bad, makesure to double check that ISO setting every time you turn your cameraon.
3. I’LL GET THIS STRAIGHT LATER

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Let me first say that I have nothing against Photoshop or any otherkind of photo retouching I even pointed out some times ago an easy way to correct tilted picturesin the digital dark room. However I believe that if you can get itright on the field it is better. So if you have the bad habit oftilting your pictures, here are 6 tips that will hep you get them straight next time.
4. I SHOOT RAW, I DON’T CARE ABOUT EXPOSURE

Photo by Rich G. [CC by-nc-sa]

RAW is wonderful tool and gives us, photographers, a great deal offlexibility during post processing. The ability to tweak the exposurein RAW should be used ONLY within limits — blown highlights and andunderexposed shadows can’t be recovered. So make sure to always get theexposure right.
5. DELETING PICTURES TOO FAST

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Well I’m writing this specially for myself! I delete pictures faster than I take them sometimes… Here is a recent article from LightChasers explaining why we should never be doing this.
6. BETTER BODY INSTEAD OF BETTER LENS

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Fenstermacher [CC by-nc]

I guess it is just a human nature but every time a new camera isreleased we have all tendency to become green with envy and deep downwe should know that we would be much better investing in a better lensthan in a better camera.
7. BLAMING THE MATERIAL

Photo by Sergio Bertolini [CC by-nc-sa]

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