When I was starting out, my friend told me to just set your camera to Aperture priority and always set it to the smallest f number and you will get the right amount of light. My lens only had f/4 maximum aperture at that time. I didn't understand it at first but my shots were suddenly better.
What's the best photo tip you've ever received?
Strange one to me! assume you used F4, if so, see no logic to it. Still, if it worked for you, that's it. Ed.
I still think sunny 16 is the best aid you need to start. it feels great and ables you to use manual mode right away.
Still a tip I would not pass on. Ed,
Learn about diffraction and then you will know this tip could be the worst one you received,
The best tip I can think of other than Sunny 16 is that the shutter speed should always be inverse to the focal length when shooting hand held....unless you really like motion blur. So, 50mm lens...1/50th of a sec should be the slowest shutter speed. 200mm lens...1/200th of a sec.