Photography is often about being in the right place at the right time. Having all the technology in the world, follow these 3 key pointers and you will get some fantastic shots.
1) Patience, sometimes you need to just wait in a spot for the animal to come along, the wave to crash or the wind to blow in the right direction for the picture to be perfect.
2) Walk around. Don't always head for 'known' spots for great photos. Walk around, see what catches your eye. Don't spend all the time behind your camera, but take in the scenery so you can capture it in the best way possible.
3) Use natural framing such as rocks, or items in the foreground to bring depth to your photos.
Enjoy taking your photos!