I’m a terrible photographer. I have a pretty good camera, at least as far as small digitals go, but I really don’t know what I’m doing beyond point and shoot. I’m also not a particularly steady hand, so I have a tendency to blur photographs (although fortunately my camera corrects for shaky hands to some extent — that setting I’ve figured out!). My picture taking strategy as a result amounts to take lots of photos. I don’t take just one picture of anything, I take several, on the assumption that some of them may not turn out and I really want to be sure that at least one does. Since digital memory is so cheap, I use pretty substantial memory cards, and I can just keep snapping phtoos at almost no marginal cost (ok, a few extra seconds of my time).
Beyond that I have little advice to offer, but that one overriding strategy seems to work well for me. Still, I read with great interest 21 Ways to Shoot Better Photographs. It’s a blog post from about 10 months back, but I hadn’t seen it before, and there’s some useful advice for photography neophytes like me who know little more than point and shoot.
(Hat tip to Marginal Revolution.