Take advantage of different outdoors activities your family or friend are participating on. Documenting those memories will bring a lot of joy when you look at this pictures in the future. First time sports, meeting new friends, having great time in the water, etc. When you take pictures of children, look for the best angle to shoot from and remember to get down to their level. You'll get much better results.
Please keep in mind that the exposure settings listed above only work for the lighting conditions I had when I took the picture.