This is a part of a series looking at a few examples from Lost Gallery of the seven most common problems of the amateur photographer.
1.) The photographer's own shadow is in the picture.
2.) Forgot to advance the film: The Double Exposure
3.) Blocked the lens with a finger or a thumb or something
4.) Somebody moved, either the subject or the photographer
5.) Not framed right, Missing heads, feet, people
6.) Improper lighting (Overexposed, Underexposed)
7.) Fogged negative from miss-loaded film or a damaged camera.
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The Shadow of your Photographer is far and away the most common mistake in amateur photography.
The Shadow of Your Photographer - Page One
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The Shadow of Your Photographer - Page Three (This One)
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THE KIDS It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.