Know your camera

Take time to familiarize yourself with your camera. This will help you understand what it offers and how you can use it properly. Go over the manual carefully and learn what each function in the camera does. Practice the basics such as zooming in and out, using the flash, how to properly hold the camera, etc. Remember that learning is a continuous process. You cannot learn everything about your camera in one day. When you learn something new, go out there and practise. This is because practice makes perfect.