The two biggest mistakes novice photographers make: As a photographer, as in other disciplines, you can learn from other people’s mistakes. After all, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel! James Popsys initially made a video about what he thinks is the biggest mistake that many prospective photographers seem to make.
According to James, many beginning photographers invest all their money in beautiful equipment. Not bad of course, but as a starting photographer it is especially important that you learn to use it properly. After all, the photographer takes a nice picture, not the camera.
There is no money left to go to beautiful places. Places where you can take beautiful photos, photos that distinguish you from others. Places where you can do different things and learn a lot from them.
So don’t spend all your money right away!
James also made a second video, because he realized that there are many more mistakes that many people make, and why shouldn’t he protect us?
The point James makes here is about composition. A photo should not be about something, but about something. By including elements from the environment, which ideally reflect the atmosphere, you can capture a more interesting image.
In both cases, as a photographer, he has taken a step back and made his position slightly lower. This way you get more environment in your photo. It is not necessarily what always makes a photo better, but in this case it told a better story.