I know how to take daytime photos to some extent but I am far more interested in night, sunrise and sunset photos. I packed all my gear in my truck and went on a picture shoot. I made sure I was dressed for the weather, I had all sizes of proper zip lock baggies to seal my camera and lenses in, tried to pack everything for easy access but made sure everything was secure. I spent about 6 hours taking photos of all sorts. I got home and loaded them on to my computer and found flaws in most of them in one manner or another. I am happy with a few of them and may upload a couple of them at some point in time. 1. Don't try to get to much done in one evening, plan one shoot and in one area only. 2. Get a better head for my tripod , they threw it in for free, you get what you pay for lol, it is good for my two smaller lenses but my 500mm is far to heavy for current head, put current head on a second tripod for smaller lenses and then that way I have two tripods for a shoot and need only move the camera not keep changing lenses, but this may not be a good idea, will await feedback on it. 3. Never attempt night time shots by hand at my shaky age lol. 4. Look over meta data on photos that worked and ones that don't. 5. Be better organized. 6. Try planning ahead if at all possible. 7. Never plan ahead if possible. 8. Try number 6 and 7 together. 9.. Be prepared with lens on camera and at hand, one never knows when an opportunity will arise. 10. Learn from mistakes, they will happen, try, try, try. 11. Patience, patience, patience, and most importantly patience. 12. Don't put lens caps in random pockets when you have a lot of pockets and are prone to forgetfulness. 13. Stop giving numbered responses that would annoy yourself since the actual list would be far to long to state what I actually learned. I had a blast, lots of tunes, mellow drive just went wherever, so all in all it was all worth it, sometimes we do learn and still have fun at the same time. Will be far better prepared next time out, and if not I will still have fun. And most importantly this learning experience just PERTAINS to myself, we all have our own ways of learning.