Tip #3 – Know your camera
It seems to be stupid, but I can’t tell you how many times I saw people trying to adjust their camera and missed a shoot or still not really better they took the auto mode because they couldn’t adjust the right ISO, shutter etc. Sometimes I think people are buying their DSLR an hour before they take off. Maybe if you have a small compact camera you can get adjust by testing it, but for a DSLR you need time to know where is which function. How you have to change ISO etc.
If you buy a DSLR you may need time, don’t buy it a few moments before you go on your trip. You should know your camera as well as the pocket of your pant.