Well if you have never touched the camera and clicked a picture you are missing something really interesting. My father was the one who brought to me this amazing world of photography. He was amateur photographer but loved to click and has clicked great photo with his traditional zoom lenses camera. Now i have a DSLR but the things required for clicking a nice photo remain still the same.
You will make mistakes in beginning but carry on. Today I will tell you a few tricks to click a great picture without much fuss. The most important thing to learn in photography is exposure. Learning about exposure is not something that you can learn in a day. It is gradual and you will never learn all. It is better to start with a semi-automatic camera as it helps you learn the basics of exposure. using creativity to adjust shutter speed, aperture size will help you learn more. Using an automatic in the beginning will limit you range. There is a marked difference in correct photo and creative photo. I will take this topic later.
The shutter speed is another thing to take care. If you are doing still photography go for slow speed and for motion photography much higher shutter speed is required.
Then is the aperture, which controls the light exposure. The wider the aperture the more exposed is the photograph. So if you want a brighter picture then aperture should be wide while a darker picture requires smaller aperture. Just see for yourself.