You don't have to be a professional photographer to tell which picture is well done and which one is plain. Not every professional photographer manages to avoid those little "accidents", not even mentioning inexperienced people. There are few common photography mistakes, but as far as there are more ways to solve them, you may soon start taking professional pictures.

The first mistake is blurry pictures. There is only one reason for this problem - camera shake. The simplest way to avoid this problem is sturdy tripod. Yet, everyone understands that it's impossible to use it everywhere. If you can't tripod, all you have to do is use faster ISO or film. The faster the shutter is, the less likely you are to suffer from camera shake.

Another common mistake is contrast pictures. These come from high contrast lighting situations and the best solution for non-professional photographer is to wait for better conditions. You may also try to shoot with low contrast film, but the main thing you must learn is to recognize those contrast lighting situations. Practice makes perfect.

Everybody has noticed red eye phenomena. It's a result of camera flash. Solution is rather easy: move your flash off-axis, use a flash bracket and connecting cord. Depending on circumstances you can bounce the flash off a ceiling or wall as well. Using remote flash triggers to fire a flash that is mounted on a stand or somewhere else is also a good way out, but it requires special conditions.

Lens Flare is also one of common photography mistakes. It usually appears when direct light hits the front element of the lens and light starts bouncing around inside the lens. It results in you having "hazy" pictures. Although it may seem a serious problem for some inexperienced photographers, the way out is unbelievably easy - use a hand or even a hat to shade the lens. You may also use lens hood, which surely more comfortable, but not always enough.

Before taking a picture, look around carefully and make sure there are no intruders trying to make their way in to your pictures, because obstruction is also a great mistake. Don't forget that "intruders" in this case are also branches, out of focus grass blades, telephone wires and many more distractions.

Vignetting is a result of items encroaching on the outside of your camera lens' field of view. If you are using some lens hoods or filters, you should see when the effect happens and practice to avoid the problem.

Color casts is also a common photography mistake. It can result from using the wrong film, outdated or spoiled film or shooting in deep shade. All you have to do is choose a proper film and look carefully there are you taking the pictures.

Although sometimes it seems impossible to take really good pictures and mistakes appear again and again, just keep trying. Practice makes perfect. After some time you'll learn to avoid those common photography mistakes and after some time learn to make high quality photos. You have to learn some simple tricks and all your problems are solved!