I will give you a few quick tips on how to make any photo you take 80x better (give or take 80...). I won't take my time to explain it right here, but go and experiment yourself and see if it works for you =) Disclaimer: these are just guidelines to get you started. photography cannot be summed up with a few quick and dirty tips, but this will provide a few easy simple steps to help you experiment with. of course you may not see immediate results, but please experiment! 1. Use a tripod in low light, avoid flash unless you want that effect. 2. Use the viewfinder to take your shot, if it's dirty because you've never used it, stop being a bum and clean it! I know with my point and shoot I used to have this problem. 3. Rule of thirds, use it as a guideline, but you can always break these rules. This will transform a picture from SNAPSHOT to ART.