You might not want to take it as far as the photographers that taunt Sunset Boulevard do, but one of the first steps to achieving great photos is to shoot, and shoot a lot. And with a digital camera, this is even easier (and cheaper) to do. Take a photo of anything that you find interesting, with multiple angles, horizontal, vertical, close shots, wide angle. When you get back home youll be able to review the images and pick the best one to keep.
Just from one location, you can pull off a variety of photos -- but first, you have to shoot, and shoot a lot.
Prepare, before you even head out the door
Capture the moment within a rectangular frame
A special angle can make your photo distinctive
Bright colors will make your photos pop
Lead the viewer through the image
Use the way light reflects to your advantage
More than just enlarging an image
Enhance and edit your photos
No need to keep the snapshots to yourself