To keep you from “missing the shot” due to slow shutter speed, turn on your camera’s Auto ISO feature. This tells your camera to automatically raise your ISO if it sees your shutter speed get below a minimum shutter speed that you choose (I choose 1/125 of a second, because almost anybody can handhold a shot at that speed and it’ll be in focus). Set your maximum at 1,600 ISO, because a photo with a little noise beats the heck out of one that’s even a little bit blurry.

Excerpted from The Best of The Digital Photography Book Series by Scott Kelby.