6. Pay Attention to Light
“There’s no question that light is one of the most powerful tools at the disposal of a photographer,” says I’Anson. “What people should ultimately be doing is trying to understand light and the impact it has on their photographs.” Look at the direction of light, how it’s hitting the subject and what it’s doing to the subject. For instance, he adds, “there will be a certain time of day when the facade of a building is lit up beautifully, and another time of the day when it’s in shade,” and it’s the former that will give you the better photo.