10 tips before you begin
Digital cameras are ready to go straight out of the box. Almost.
#2 Attach the strap. As soon as you start handling your camera it needs to be safe. Don't walk around shooting test pictures and playing with the settings until the lens strap is attached and adjusted to a comfortable length. Always put the strap around your neck. If the camera is on a desk or table while you are setting up - make sure the strap is not dangling over the edge.
#3 Press the Menu button and find the Shoot Menu
#10 And get snapping !!
Go to the park or just get out into the garden to shoot some practice pictures. Stand still when you are shooting and try to use the viewfinder if your camera has one. Use the Review button to look at your pictures and decide if your picture worked or if you need to shoot another one.
If you have time make a trip somewhere interesting. Great pictures are made in great locations.
YOUR IMAGINATION IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR CAMERA
GREAT LIGHT WILL HELP YOU MAKE GREAT PICTURES
REMOVE THE LENS CAP