PHOTO TIP #6 --- FILL THE FRAME
When taking a photo, EVERYTHING in the frame counts. Decide what you want your image to be about, then fill the frame with your subject.
Choose a simple background to shine the focus on your subject.
Check out what else is in your frame before pressing that button. Note any distracting elements and move around so that they aren't included. Remember, if there are people in your photo, even just in the background, you need to get their permission to take the photo and for the specific use of their image. Or even better, if they are not an important part of the photo, don't include them.