I recently acquired my first DSLR camera, an old Canon EOS 400D.
Not the most intuitive device, but for the most part it seems like a fine camera for an amateur.
The problem I have is one of missed opportunity. That being a beginner, still learning to balance the various settings, I will often find myself in difficult, time-sensitive situations where the shutter release refuses to cooperate.
There may be low light, bad focus, poor composition, incorrect ISO, and so on. But while I'm still tweaking the settings and composing my shot, something spontaneous and unexpected will happen and my priority goes from capturing a perfect image, to just being able to quickly snap whatever I can.
Is there a way that I can deactivate or override this feature that prevents less-than-ideal shots from being taken?