Before you start immortalizing your holiday gatherings of friends and family, learn to use your camera. Celebrate the new year by taking it off auto. Party in a priority mode.
That's the most important piece of advice I can think of for any photographer. Whether it's a cell phone, a point-and-shoot, or a power dSLR, if you want to take better photos, you have to start by taking at least 30 minutes to understand your camera's controls. Otherwise, you're going to have nothing but bad shots at best and missed opportunities at worst. I find shooting … Read more