Make use of the instant feedback you get from a digital camera. The screen on your digital camera can show you the basics of how your photo came out the instant you snap the shot. Learn from your mistakes and take another shot, there's no need to wait for your prints anymore.
In most portrait photos, the subject's eyes look directly into the camera. Have your subject express a variety of emotions to capture a unique photograph. You could also try to have the people in the picture look at something in the frame.
Play with the shutter speed on your camera to catch unique and wonderful photos. If you have the right shutter speed, you can get beautiful photos that would normally happen so fast that the human eye couldn't process it fully. Try experimenting with shutter speed and a tripod at a stream or waterfall for some great photos.
I get asked all the time by people wanting to get into photography, “what camera should I buy”? My answer is to use your phone for a bit. If you’ve already been …