1. Practice before it is time to go it is time to do your photo shoot. It helps to know what you are doing before you get to the real thing.
2. A wide open aperture (lens opening) allows for blurring the background and foreground and lets more light into the camera.
3. A higher ISO shortens the time the lens shutter must be open to let in sufficient light on overcast days or in the shade.
4. A fast shutter speed reduces camera shake and reduces the effect of movement of the subject being photographed.
5. If you can go out early to shoot before the wind picks up.