Mirrors are cool
Tripods are super helpful for stabilizing pictures for taking timelapses or astrophotography. Utilize them well.
If you don’t have a tripod, use railings to steady yourself
Props are gimmicky unless you have an amazing idea for them
Remember to enjoy what’s around you. Don’t constantly keep the camera in your face.
Trust in Program Mode (P). Let the camera do some of the heavy thinking. You won’t have all the time in the world to create the perfect setup on your camera to get the picture you want.