Never hesitate to take a photograph, the worst that can happen is a failed photograph but it also could prove to be very interesting too!
Allow rechargeable batteries to run down before recharging. Recharge every 30-60 days, even if in use or not. Carry a spare battery.
Use the Rule of Thirds to help improve your compositions. The rule states that you draw imaginary lines 1/3 of the way in from all sides of your frame, then place your point of interest (your subject[s]) on one of the intersecting points.
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