A lot of becoming a successful photographer is learning through the process of making mistakes and fixing your errors the next time around, but there are common mistakes most of us make when we are first starting, and it is worth knowing what they are so you can avoid them in the first place. This great video details three common mistakes beginner photographers make.
Coming to you from David Manning, this excellent video discusses three common mistakes beginner photographers make. Of them, I think the first two (checklists and managing expectations) are particularly important. It is crucial to always remember that clients often severely underestimate the amount of work that goes into producing a finished photograph (particularly on the post-processing side of things), and as such, they often expect wildly different results than you can reasonably deliver. That is why it is so important to manage their expectations from the very beginning to avoid any misunderstandings down the road. When it comes to checklists, these can be a lifesaver, particularly since forgetting one important accessory or step can totally derail a shoot. I still keep them on my phone for various scenarios, no matter how many times I have already done them.
Check out the video above for the full rundown.