Make sure your camera's battery and SD Card are properly installed before placing the camera onto the tripod. It is more difficult to configure these items when the camera is locked on the plate.
Always remember to level your tripod after the camera is attached since the weight will change the tripod's center of balance.
Tripods aren't just for static shots! This tripod has a fluid head meaning you can adjust the different levers and knobs to loosen the tripod head and play around with pans and tilts while shooting.
Experiment with angles. You can spread the tripod legs so that they are close to the floor for a low angle or set them high using the levers for a high angle shot. In addition, adjust the tripod head to make a shot at any height a high or low angle.