Tip #3: Read your camera manual!
I know, I can hear all of you groaning! 🙂 This tip is not glamourous or fun but it's a must! In order to get the most out of your camera and the best photographs you can, you need to know what that baby can do! Cameras are getting better and more complex all the time. You are doing yourself (and your camera) a disservice if you're just fumbling your way through it! I do practice what I preach, I've read my camera manual, parts of it twice!