To get the best images, study your subject matter, and find what inspires you about it. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Action- Capture peak action or express movement in your photo.
Animals- Study the animals behavior and anticipate their movements, also think ahead about what you want your photo to say about your subject.
Architecture- Look for buildings with character, and interesting details for close-up images.
Landscapes- Zero in on what about the scene caught your attention.
People- Pay close attention to the face and study the expressions.
For more tips on capturing inspiring photos check out Photos that Inspire by Lynn Eodice (Wiley, 2007, $30)