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Tag Your Friend Who Always Makes These 30 Photography Mistakes

Tag Your Friend Who Always Makes These 30 Photography Mistakes

Taking a photograph can look deceptively simple. We all have had trouble getting the perfect shot, and some of the time, we end up with images that do not do justice to our memories. Once more, we all have friends who post photographs on Facebook and share photographs with us on WhatsApp that leave a lot to be desired. Here are 30 photographic mistakes that you and your friends are all likely to have made at one point or another.

1. When you take an action shot, try to photograph the moment in a way that makes it comprehensible.

action

    2. If you photograph a portrait with glasses, try to avoid reflections.

    avoid glasses reflections

      3. When you photograph a person in black clothing, try to photograph them against a white background.

      black on white

        4. When you take a picture, it is best to hold the camera straight.

        camra straight

          5. When you take a picture of a child, try to photograph them from their eye level.

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          child

            6. Color photographs should not look too green.

            color no green

              7. When you photograph in-color, the colors should be bright and visible.

              color vs black and white

                8. When you take digital photographs, try to make sure that the photographs are large in size so the quality is not lost when you print or share them.

                digital photography

                  9. Try to avoid dust and scratches on your camera lens.

                  dust and scratches

                    10. When you photograph, don’t forget to pay attention to the exposure.

                    exposure

                      11. When you take a picture, try to make sure your finger doesn’t get in the way.

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                      finger

                        12. When you take a photograph of a person in a dark place, it is best to use the flash.

                        flash

                          13. When you take a picture of a subject, don’t forget to make sure it is in focus.

                          focus

                            14. When you take a landscape picture, try to avoid disruptive elements which may partly or completely cover the view.

                            landscape

                              15. When you take a picture, hold the camera still through the length of the shutter opening and closing to avoid multiple exposure.

                              multiple exposures

                                16. When you use your flash, try not to over expose the foreground.

                                overexpose

                                  17. When you photograph a person standing in the street, try to avoid people who are passing by as they may partially or completely block the subject from view.

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                                  passers by

                                    18. When you take a portrait photograph, make sure that the person is in focus.

                                    portrait focus

                                      19. When you take a portrait photograph, make sure that the skin tone of the person looks natural.

                                      portrait skin tone

                                        20. When you take a portrait photograph, it is best to get close to the subject.

                                        portrait

                                          21. When you take a portrait photograph, try to avoid red eye, which can be caused by flash.

                                          red eyes

                                            22. When you take a picture of a runner, try to use a fast shutter speed and plenty of light so that the runner is clearly visible.

                                            runner

                                              23. When you take a photograph, try to avoid photographing your own shadow.

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                                              shadow

                                                24. When you take a photograph, try not to shake the camera.

                                                shake camera

                                                  25. If you take a picture in sunny weather, it is better not to photograph towards the sun.

                                                  sunny weather

                                                    26. Try to avoid photographing subjects from too close.

                                                    too close

                                                      27. Try to avoid too high saturation.

                                                      too high saturation

                                                        28. If you take a picture of your T.V. try to avoid black lines and reflection.

                                                        TV

                                                          29. When you take a photograph, take care to choose the right format: vertical or horizontal.

                                                          vertical and horizontal

                                                            30. Try to photograph still-life settings in a way that ensures all the elements are clearly visible.

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                                                              Kickstart Your Morning Workout With These 10 Simple Habits

                                                              Kickstart Your Morning Workout With These 10 Simple Habits

                                                              Benjamin Franklin said it like this: “Early to bed, early to rise, will make a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” He knew from his own experiences and watching others that the ones who got up early were healthier and more successful. That’s why a morning workout can be so important.

                                                              One 2017 study found that:[1]

                                                              “after controlling for such factors as age, sex, smoking habits, and others…night owls, were found to have a 10 percent greater risk of dying from any cause compared to morning types.”

                                                              This is a great reason to tap into some morning motivation and get your morning workout done.

                                                              Circadian Rhythm for morning workout

                                                                As you can see in the above graph, your blood pressure begins to rise between 6 and 7 in the morning[2]. That means this is a great time to get your body moving and your heart pumping, even if it’s just for 20 minutes of exercise in the morning. 

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                                                                Here are some tips on how to find the motivation for a morning workout.

                                                                1. Remember Your Why

                                                                It starts with remembering why you want to get up for a morning workout. If you don’t set a goal and establish your reasons for accomplishing a health and fitness goal, then you definitely won’t get up early.

                                                                Getting up early isn’t easy. If it were, everyone would do it, right? Your goal for your health and fitness must be so strong, and the WHY behind it must be so powerful, that nothing will stop you from accomplishing that goal.

                                                                2. Go to Bed Early

                                                                If you want to get up early for a morning workout, it’s going to be important to get to bed earlier. Falling asleep at midnight and trying to get up at six just won’t work in your favor.

                                                                This will likely be very difficult for a few days while you adjust your sleeping habits. However, as you get into an exercise routine in the morning, this will naturally make it easier to fall asleep earlier and faster at night.

                                                                3. Make a Commitment

                                                                I sometimes tell my Facebook community of my plans to work out, and we all keep each other motivated by posting our runs, our workouts, etc. This is a way to develop accountability. By publicly announcing your intentions, you increase your chances of actually carrying out your plans.

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                                                                Another way to do this is to find an accountability partner who has similar goals for morning workouts. You can check in with each other to make sure you’re sticking to your plans. If that doesn’t work, hire a personal trainer for a few weeks to get you started.  

                                                                You can learn how to find a good accountability partner here.

                                                                4. Find a Friend

                                                                If you can find a friend that is motivated like you are, and you can hold each other accountable daily to working out, then you will accomplish your fitness goals. Many people prefer working out with friends to working out alone. Whether it’s a chat while hitting the treadmill at the gym, or having someone to spot you while weightlifting, working out with friends is sometimes just more enjoyable.

                                                                Texting each other the night before with a simple statement is best. Don’t ask: “Are we still working out in the morning?” With this kind of question, if they were thinking about not working out, you just gave them an opt out.

                                                                Make a statement instead: “Can’t wait to see you in the morning!” This implies that they will be there, and they will feel more obligated to show up.

                                                                5. Treat Yourself

                                                                We all have to treat ourselves every now and then. After a morning workout, plan to treat yourself with a colorful, healthy breakfast or a delicious morning smoothie. This will help you look forward to something and push through to the end of your workout.

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                                                                You can learn more on rewards and punishments here.

                                                                6. Change your Mindset

                                                                Many people throw away the idea of a morning workout by simply saying, “I’m not a morning person.”  Instead of using this excuse, decide to try to become a morning person by shifting your mindset.

                                                                When you look into the benefits of waking up early and getting some exercise in before your day starts, you’ll feel more positive about your life overall.

                                                                7. Plan Your Day

                                                                You know you’re going to be busy. Try time blocking to plan all the things you need to do on a given day, and make sure you add in your morning workout[3]. If you have a plan laid out, you’ll be more likely to follow it and get done everything on your list done.

                                                                Time blocking

                                                                  8. Reflect on How You’ll Feel After

                                                                  Starting a morning workout is hard, but visualizing how you’ll feel after can help you find motivation. Think about the extra energy you’ll have and how proud you’ll feel knowing that you were already so productive. No matter what you do the rest of the day, at least you squeezed in your exercise!

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                                                                  For me, I live in an area where there are a lot of runners. When I am heading home in the evening or sitting out on the patio at one of my favorite restaurants, and I see the runners go by, it makes me feel so accomplished that I got mine in that morning and I can enjoy the evening.

                                                                  9. Lay out Your Workout Clothes

                                                                  Setting out your workout clothes the night before makes it impossible for you to start to run late because you couldn’t find something to wear. Tap into the determination you have before bed in order to convince your less-than-motivated morning self that you need to get up and get your morning workout in. When you wake up and see your outfit laid out next to you, it’ll push you to get up and get moving.

                                                                  10.  Set Multiple Alarms

                                                                  Many people miss their morning workout simply because they hit the snooze button so many times. In order to make this more difficult for yourself, set a series of alarms. That way, if you keep hitting snooze, you’ll have three or four alarms going off every ten minutes, which will be annoying enough to get you out of bed.

                                                                  Also, put one alarm at least a few feet from your bed so that you’re forced to get up to turn it off.

                                                                  Final Thoughts

                                                                  About three years ago I went from being the person that says I will never be an early riser to a person that loves to get the day started as soon as possible. Without the distractions that begin to come around 8 or 9 in the morning, you’ll find that you’re more productive and more likely to squeeze in that morning workout.

                                                                  Take some of the actions above and find the best morning workout routine to start your day and feel good.

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