FIND THE LIGHT
Natural light is the best light; it’s free and mostly always available. Take photos in the early mornings, evenings before sunset, or find nice shaded areas with even light that won't give you harsh shadows (unless that’s what you’re going for of course!)
CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE
Look for different viewpoints and angles to add interest. Don’t be afraid to get low or climb something to get higher! Find a perspective that is unique.
Don’t be afraid to get in close. Just like changing your perspective getting in closer can provide a more interesting shot.
The technology for on camera flash is getting better, but I would say more times than none, on camera flash is a no go. It’s usually too bright, creates some awful looking shadows and well just doesn’t look good. So how do you take photos in the dark? You don’t! Well halfway true – some camera phones work okay in low lighting you can alternatively find a different light source or take a snapshot in your memory.
EDIT DON'T FILTER
Make your images stand out – applying filters doesn’t work for every photo. Every photo has different lighting, a different subject and story. Use apps that provide full on editing capability where you can adjust things like brightness, contrast, temperature etc. I like using Snapseed.
Composition is king. Don’t forget about the rule of thirds, use positive and negative space, find converging lines and don’t forget to look at what is behind your subject.
PRACTICE AND PATIENCE
And above all else lots of practice makes for perfect photos and sometimes it’s all about patience for catching the right moment.