Digital cameras have made it so easy for the beginner to take good photos. In the old days when you had to send a film away for development, it was often disappointing to find all your photos were horrible. Headless people, blurred blobs and mysterious, unidentifiable objects were an expensive way to show your lack of photographic skill.
Digital cameras give you instant results. They give you a view screen so you know exactly what the picture is going to look like and you can view it instantly after snapping. You can also alter the picture on your computer if your camera has not already fixed it for you.
When taking a photo you should think about what it is that appeals to you on the view screen. Is there something special about the picture that you want others to see? Try to capture that special something. Try to place it so it dominates the picture, so it is clear to everyone who views it.
If you were taking a picture of a baby, you would want the baby to be the focus of the picture. You would not take t from a distance where the only thing the viewer can see is the pram. Try to zoom in onto the baby, or even just the baby’s face. Try different ways to take the picture to make the baby really look great.
With a digital camera, you can take hundreds of pictures for free and just delete the ones that do not work for you. This gives you so many more opportunities to get a great picture.
Take your camera with you everywhere and keep experimenting with ways to take pictures and special effects. You will eventually be able to take unique, interesting shots that you will love to show to your friends and family. Maybe you will get the bug and become a professional photographer.