Use that light
Photography is all about light and the way you capturing (makes sense, given that the word itself means “painting with light”). Whatever you’re shooting, the good light is your best friend so make sure to get acquainted with your phone or camera light settings – and then use them! Take advantage of the golden hour at sunset, shoot against the light to create beautiful silhouettes or catch flares, and avoid shooting outside at noon when the sun is directly above your object/subject to avoid “flat” images and weird shades.
Be mindful of composition
Whether you follow the rule of the thirds, prefer a central composition or enjoy diagonals – remember that it is up to you to guide the viewer’s eyes across the frame. If you are unsure about the best composition for a particular shot – just try a few different ones and then let your aesthetic gut choose the best one.