Photography is a special art form which requires both talent and training. You need not be a natural-born photographer, but you should be open to the idea of learning new tricks and mastering new skills.
Take your pictures quickly. If you take too long while setting up a shot, you may very well miss out on the opportunity to take the perfect picture. Taking pictures faster is better.
Play around with the settings on your camera and create different compositions for your photographs. You do not have to have a unique object to create a distinctive photo. Ideally, a photographer is able to use his or her technical skills and artistic eye to add visual interest to even the most basic subject. Finding your style can be done by trying different techniques.
Always take a few notes while you take pictures. Whenever you go back and view the vast number of photos you have taken, you may not remember where and when some of them occurred. Carry a notepad with you and take notes about the location and how you felt about it.
Make sure the subject you are photographing is close enough to clearly see. Nothing is as bad as taking a photograph of something that is not close enough to see well. Do everything you can to make sure your subject stands out and is seen clearly.
You need not stand directly in front of an object to photograph it. Take your photos from all different angles to get different effects.
As the article has no doubt shown you, you can be a master of your photography skills; you can even turn it into a career, if you want to. Taking pictures has a lot more to it than just pointing and clicking a camera. Photography is a way of making memories and art last forever via visual imagery.