Once you've taken your camera out of the box, make sure to set it up properly before you go out to shoot.
Attach the strap securely as detailed in the instruction manual to avoid any mishaps.
Set the time and date to make sure each photo has the right metadata.
This makes sorting and searching for photos easier at a later date.
Then, format the memory card in camera to ensure the camera sets up the right directory structure.
Make sure to turn on extras like image stabilization, either on the lens or in the camera body to help keep your photos blur free.
Now, it's time to change the default settings.
Most cameras will automatically be set up to shoot at a normal image quality.
Shift this to a high quality JPG or Raw format for the most flexibility when editing.
Finally, check the auto focus setting.
Move from single shot to a continuous or tracking mode if you will be photographing fast moving subject In San Francisco, I'm Lexy Savvides cnet.com to CBS news.