When I was just starting out, my dad shared some great tips with me. Of course, over the years I’ve modified some of the camera settings to fit my style, but Dad’s tips are still great for a beginner.
Experiencing aperture anxiety? Shoot in aperture priority mode and if possible, set your aperture value to f8.0. This provides a nice all-around depth of field for most shooting situations. Of course, if the light is low, don’t be afraid to “open things up.”