2. OBSERVE THE WEATHER AND SHOOT ON BETTER DAYS
Light is your raw essential tool for taking pictures. Observe the weather and time of day, and avoid taking pictures directly facing the sun. The extreme of daylight (dusk and dawn) present good opportunities for capturing atmosphere. Weather also makes a huge difference as the better the weather, the better the image. This isn’t to say rainy or foggy days can’t produce good results, but if you’re starting out with a basic phone camera lens, it’s best to look out for a nice day.