4. Use the golden hours.
Most photographers know (but beginners might not) that the most beautiful light for taking photos is near dawn and dusk. It is hardest to take photos in the middle of the day because of the harsh shadows. You will get very dark and very light areas in the same photo.
5. Try a tripod.
Tripods make it easier to compose a photo, and if there is low light, you will get blurry photos without a tripod and without a flash. The shaking of your hands is enough to make your images blurry. You really need a quick release on your tripod, because if it is not easy to get your camera on and off the tripod, you won’t use it!
6. Remember the thirds rule.
Try not to center your subject; place it off to one side.