Everyone makes mistakes especially when you're just starting out. Here are the most common mistakes made by photography beginners.
No one is born knowing how to walk and the same goes for photography. Taking a class, reading a blog (Like this one) or even thumbing through the manual will do wonders for your photo skills. Take the time to learn the art and you'll be rewarded with amazing photos.
Using Auto for everything
Get away from using Auto and learn to adjust your settings for the look you're going for. Auto adjustments made by your camera may not give you the artistic look that you or your client are looking for. You must know how to use your tools before you can do great things with them.
Money, Money, Money
Photography can be a money pit if you let it. The newest cameras and lenses are great, If you need them. Most of the time a cheaper camera can do 90% of the expensive one. Remember, the photographer makes the photo, not the camera.
A complex random background can look horrible, and distract from the foreground. You’re creating a scene with many elements, the photo is not just about the subject. Pay close attention to objects sprouting from people's heads, telephone poles can ruin a shot.
Poor use of flash
The on camera flash is a poor main light source for most things. It delivers blown out looking detail-less photos. If using a flash learn to bounce it off a wall or ceiling to get more natural looking photos.
I hope you found this helpful and can use this as a guide on your next shoot. For suggestions on the next article be sure to leave them in the comments below.