Are you spending your time with taking selfies, capturing photos of sunsets or putting a giant watermark on your photos? If you do, then this video is probably something you should watch. In another humorous video from DigitalRev, Kai presents 25 photo clichés you, as a photographer, should stop doing right now.


Here are some of the best clichés you should stop doing. Right now.

#1 The Giant Watermark

Please stop ruining you images by putting a huge watermark on them! I get it, you want to protect your images from being stolen, but if somebody really wanted to steal your image they would.

Giant Watermark

#2 The Ugly Frame

Don’t put a frame on your image! Sure, a frame can look good, but most of the time your photo will just end up looking like it was taken by an amateur.

Ugly Frame

 #3 The “I’m a Photographer” Selfie

Don’t carry your expensive photography gear to the bathroom – it will annoy other people using the bathroom and your photos will likely not be the best because your camera covers at least half of your face…

 # 4 The Crappy HDR

Don’t get me wrong, HDRs can look absolutely amazing when done right, but a lot of people don’t do it right! Everyone knows these overly saturated, over-processed images that almost hurt your eyes. If you want to learn how to create stunning HDR images, we have the SLR Lounge HDR Workshop that teaches everything you need to know to start taking amazing HDRs.

Over processed HDR

Okay, ‘fess up. Which of these clichés are you guilty of?  Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

[via DigitalRev, images via screencaps]