If you want to impress your friends with your photography skills use these seven tips to help you take better pictures. 1.Focus camera on the object. 2. Get to the objects level. 3. Have either a busy looking object or a busy background but never do both. 4. Lock focus on the object. 5. Be aware of light surroundings. 6.Take both vertical and horizontal photos. 7.Figure out the purpose of photo. Another Tip is to use portrait mode if you have an iPhone. Doing these things will help you obtain the goal of better pictures.