Take some advice here from those who can help increase your personal skills in photography. The only thing it takes to avoid novice-level photography errors that spoil shots and make you miss important moments is a little education.
Try not to capture an overcast sky when taking pictures. If you have too much gray sky in your photograph, it will create a washed-out appearance in the image. If the sky is overcast, perhaps you should shoot the photograph in black and white. Include a blue and beautiful sky if you want to. but make adjustments for available light.
Strive to create some perspective of depth whenever you are shooting landscapes. By placing a person or familiar object in the foreground of your photo, you will provide the viewer with a sense of scale. Giving sharp focus to your photos can be as simple as changing your settings. Apertures less than f/8 for digital cameras, and f/16 for full framed SLR cameras, will give you the image you really want.
It can be very inspirational to see what other photographers have done. Seeing their work can remind you of all the various ways to take photos of many moments.
Having sufficient light is important for taking quality photos, but if you are taking photos in bright or direct sunlight, you may end up with bad shots because of too much light. It casts strange shadows and glare, causes subjects to squint, and highlights unevenly. Always pick early morning or later in the evening to take photos outside.
Many photographers pay attention to the background of a landscape shot and neglect the foreground, but the foreground is what the viewer will see. Great foregrounds help to show depth in a photograph and can really make for a beautiful shot.
Becoming a better photographer is not as hard as it might seem. It simply requires knowledge, practice, and continual attempts to refine your skills. The work that you put in will be worth it and you will notice your photographs getting better.