Three things to will help you become a better photographer.
1) Have you ever wondered about something called “Back Button Focusing” ???
It takes a bit of getting used to but it works well.
This technique that takes the autofocus function away from the shutter release button, and re-assigns it to another button on the back of the camera.
It’s great when you are shooting fast moving subjects – all you have to do is focus one time, recompose, and shoot until you’re done.
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2) Speaking of focus … do you know all about the auto-focus modes on your camera?
There is a lot there to think about and to utilize
Here is an interesting article (also from Photzy) that explains it
3) Ask a photographer which mode they use the most and you will get a variety of answers.
Some use full manual, some use aperture or shutter priority, and some use Program
Of course, what you are shooting often governs which mode you should choose.
But many photographers are moving to aperture priority – here’s an article that discusses when it makes sense
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