10 common mistakes beginner portrait photographers and retouchers make when editing photos
posted Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 6:00 AM EST
Glamour portrait and automotive photographer Nino Batista has produced a lot of great content for Fstoppers over the years and his latest is particularly useful for new portrait photographers. Personally, I've just started to get seriously into portrait photography and the editing process is unsurprisingly very different from the typical landscape and nature work I do. As Batista says, "Everyone makes mistakes!" Very true. It's fine to make mistakes, as long as you learn from them. His latest video shows ten common mistakes beginners make when retouching portraits.
Batista admits in the video below that he has been guilty of all ten mistakes at one time or another. If you're making any of the mistakes, that's okay, but you should consider ways to stop doing them so that you can present better, more professional work. Number one in the video below is over saturating color. Boosting color too much brings out issues with skin tone and this is obviously a very bad thing, and something I know I've been guilty of doing. Next on the list is over sharpening, which is generally a bad idea no matter the genre of photography. For the rest of the common mistakes, watch Nino's video.