A lot of people think that days that have lots of sunlight are ideal for taking pictures. In fact, bright sunlight can ruin most pictures. Photos that are taken in the sun will usually result in squinted eyes, odd shadowing, and even lens flares. If possible, always choose early morning or late evening light when shooting outdoors. When shooting photos of natural scenes or large structures, include people to get an idea of scale. It can be hard for viewers, seeing your shots out of context, to appreciate how large a subject is without something familiar in the shot to provide perspective. Maybe one picture out of twenty will be good, but you should still keep the others. You can strive to be a better photographer by keeping a scrapbook that is representative of your whole range of work, not just the major winners.