Mastering the art of taking great photos has been made easier by the advances in the digital photography world. With cameras becoming ever more advanced and image quality improved, even the armature photography can normally take a great image.
One great way to ensure you are taking the best possible photos you can is to read through your camera instructions manual. You will find many useful settings that you may not have realised you had, for example, shake free setting to sturdy the picture or night time setting to help with light issues. Lighting is also another massive factor when taking photos. If unsure of what lighting you should use and what is the best angle to have the light at, why not experiment with taking a few images. Digital cameras allow you to view the image you have just taken on screen and so there is no need to have to wait until they are processed to see that you had missed the top of some ones head off.