First, learn to use your camera. That is probably the hardest part about photography is the technical end of it, at least for me. Once you have that down, take the time to compose your shots, think about them when you look through the viewfinder (or at the focusing screen) you want to compose your image like you would a painting, find the most appealing view and then take the picture. Take a lot of shots, try different things, different points of view. Lay on the ground to take a photo of a flower for example.