When you take out the camera to photograph, you almost always have certain expectations from the photo. You want the photo to capture how you saw or imagined something. More often than not, the photo doesn’t meet your expectations. It’s either blurry or too bright; the colors look unusual or the composition is unappealing.
Many a times, the photo fails to evoke emotion that the actual scene originally did. Sometimes the opposite happens, although rarely, when a photo exceeds your expectations. Luck plays a role, of course, as we cannot control every aspect of a photograph all the time. But instead of leaving everything to luck, you can improve your chances of capturing a ‘good’ photograph by knowing why your photos don’t turn out the way you want them to. Let’s look at some of the reasons.