That is great! The amount of information available can be confusing. The next few paragraphs will see to it that you have a foundation on which to build your photography skills.
Play around with shutter speeds to find out what kind of effects you can achieve. You can capture moments that happen in a blip or blur larger time periods together. If you use a fast shutter speed, you can get photos of things that are in action, whereas slow shutter speeds are good for things that are not moving.
Keep your camera settings simple. You should try to become knowledgeable about one part of a control, such as shutter speed or aperture, prior to moving on to the next one. You will be able to pivot your effort around the subject you are photographing. This avoids the common time-wasting confusion that ensnares many amateur photographers.
Use your camera to capture every detail of your travels. While you might normally skip over these types of shots, you should consider whether or not you’d enjoy seeing it again when you are revisiting the photographs from your trip. Take pictures of street signs, strange products sold in stores or even small objects, like coins or bus tickets.
Photograph human subjects. Always get their permission first. Taking pictures when you are traveling makes for great memories later, even if the pictures don’t stand out, they may trigger important memories for you. Look for people with interesting faces, candid expressions and casual, local dress.
Use careful consideration when choosing the subject of your photograph. If you don’t have the perfect subject, then the quality of your equipment, or the amount of your composure skills won’t amount to much. You should carefully look for things that you find inspiring or ask a model to do some posing for you.
Now, you should have some new techniques to try out on your next pictures. Return to this advice if you ever feel you need a refresher course. Don’t give up. Persistence is the key to becoming a great photographer.