Seven crimes the photographer did not want to commit again
- Oct 24, 2019
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As the saying goes, if you eat well and grow wisdom, sometimes you don't know how to get up without falling down. Referring to the experience of some of our predecessors, we may be able to take fewer forks, which is also true for photography. American photographers with 25 years of shooting experience - nbsp; & nbsp; Ibarionex Perello share with you seven mistakes he made in his photography career. Which of them have you made?
One of the sins: buying a bunch of unused equipment
In mainland China, there is a saying: "A single-lens camera is poor for three generations. Is it so serious? For friends with equipment fanaticism, this sentence may not be exaggerated? Even with all the basic shooting equipment, I always want to buy something else to "arm" myself, whether it's unnecessary, even if it's there, it's pleasant to see. Unless you're a friend who spends a lot of money and time, and is good at maintaining equipment, you can do as much as you can in terms of equipment purchasing.
Ibarionex Perello, an American photographer with 25 years of shooting experience, said, "Don't blindly pursue the so-called picture quality. When choosing equipment, think about whether it can bring more inspiration or help to your creation." And utensils often need to be used from time to time in order to maintain their normal functionality. If you buy equipment and put it there, it will not only cost more money and space, but also maybe take more time to maintain. And these expenses are better spent on tourism, but also add new photographic inspiration.
_It would be too wasteful to buy such a huge telescope lens only for "viewing"!
Crime No. 2: Perform shooting without communicating with clients
If buying unused equipment is a waste of money, it is another waste of money not to communicate clearly with customers and shoot by oneself. In this case, the result may fail as Zhang Zhanghuang did. After all, what he photographed was not what the customer wanted. It was unavoidable to face the fate of remake. Even if the eloquence was good enough to convince the customer to accept it, it was hard to guarantee that the customer would withhold money and so on.
As for the communication before shooting, it can be written clearly in black and white like the contract signing, including the details of shooting content, style type, specific requirements, delivery time, delivery content, photo authorization, execution fee, etc., so as to facilitate mutual agreement and protect the rights and interests of both sides.
Good communication is also very important for commercial photographers. (Image source: Research Methodology)
Crime No. 3: Not backing up the files immediately
No matter how busy you are, don't neglect the importance of file backup. The so-called "not afraid of 10,000, just in case", only the picture files are stored in a single memory card or portable hard disk, it is difficult to avoid the situation of loss or accidental damage, at this time, it is a troublesome matter to save the archives again.
Photographer Ibarionex Perello said he often backs up files to tablets and external hard drives immediately at the scene of the shooting, and the files in the memory card will be kept until he returns home to confirm that the backup is correct. After all, he has suffered from the loss of archives due to lack of immediate backup, so he deeply feels the importance of backup.
_How many places can we backup more and guarantee more? (Photo source: The Phoblographer & nbsp;)
Crime No. 4: No more inspection of the contents of the photographic bag before departure
Sometimes, you can't be too confident about your memory. Have you ever thought that an important transmission line or lens should have been put in a bag before you found out "why not" on the spot? Editor's Note: Did the thousand-faced man take it away?! In order to ensure memory deviation or caregivers to do things, it is recommended that the equipment in the photographic bag be confirmed before the trip. Not only should we pay attention to important photographic equipment such as cameras and lenses, but also to some small accessories such as transmission lines and adapter rings that may be needed.
_Photo bag can also take more care to accept objects, such as transmission lines, if it can be tied up more neatly? (Photo source: The Phoblographer & nbsp;)
Crime No. 5: Not checking battery power before going
When preparing photographic equipment, be sure to reconfirm the power consumption of various batteries. "I remember that I was full of electricity last week, but I haven't been using it these days. I think there's still electricity. Instead of guessing like that, take out the batteries and check them. Even if you are quite sure that you have charged the battery a few days ago, it is better to reconfirm if there is an abnormal battery which leads to the loss of electricity. In addition, the preparation of backup batteries is also essential!
_Batteries are the basic fighting force, so we must ensure that they are correct. (Photo source: The Phoblographer & nbsp;)
Sin Six: Start shooting in a hurry without setting up a good camera
After shooting, I took a few pictures to find out why the ISO value is not right and the color temperature is strange, so I stopped to adjust the camera settings. This is absolutely a NG behavior. When you get to the shooting scene, don't rush into the shooting after setting up the relevant equipment. Remember to shoot a few pictures first to adjust the camera to the best shooting state, then enter the shooting, so as to avoid missing the wonderful pictures because of haste or laziness.
Sin Seven: Forgetting the deadline
Whether facing customers or participating in photography competitions, keeping in mind the deadline and controlling the shooting time is also one of the important abilities of professional photographers. Record the deadlines of important competitions or clients on the monthly calendar of mobile phones or notebooks, and reserve as much as possible a week's buffer time to ensure that after the completion of shooting, the work of filing can be fully done, so as not to make mistakes in a hurry, affecting the original level of work. Even in very urgent cases, we should try our best to keep the appropriate buffer time when negotiating with customers. After all, early delivery is better than late delivery.