Use the rule of thirds
Most good photos have a main subject which uses the rule of thirds. This is one tip every photographer should know. Where the subject is placed has a big impact on how the overall photo will look. The rule of thirds is placing your subject on either four points of intersection of three horizontal and vertical lines.
Develop your own style
Developing your own style is essential to create distinctive photos. Everyone has their own definition of what a good photo is, different perspectives and angles on how to shoot a good photo. You do not want your photos to be exactly the same as other people’s photos as that does not show who you are as a photographer.
Be aware of how the colours you see in person would be translated onto the photo. No matter how breath-taking the scene seems, if you do not know how they will turn up on the photo, that photo would not be a good one.
Understand all the features of your camera
It is essential to understand all the features of your camera if you want to improve your photos. You must know how the shutter speed affects your photos and in what way. The same goes to aperture. You must also know the different modes that your camera can shoot at. This would enable you to shoot the best shot with less trouble. Shooting photos would be more fun and rewarding.
Know different settings
Taking pictures of portraits are very different from taking pictures of landscapes. You have to know the different settings for each type of shot. A slight difference in lighting can turn a potentially great photo into a bad photo.