I just recently fell in love with taking pictures, so i went out and bought a new camera and joined this website any tips that could be provided would be great and if you could check out some of my photographs that would be great thankyou.
You should find that your camera creates a new way of seeing the world. If it does, then develop that vision. If it doesn't, make things a bit harder for yourself - get a fixed length lens instead of a zoom and force yourself to compose within the limits of the lens. It's surprisingly educational.
At first glance, I immediately wondered how it might look in portrait orientation (vertical). So, I'll add a tip to my already over-long list -- try shooting a great subject in both landscape (horizontal) and portrait (vertical) orientation. You might be surprised at what develops! :-)
Try to see the image before you lift the camera to your eye. Pick out the details you want to show, think of the story you want to tell and most of all - as everyone here has said - practice without discouragement! Good luck - we look forward to seeing more of your work!
Remember the rule of thirds. If your not familiar with it research. It's a basic rule in photography and a lot of photographers don't even know what it is. I really liked the close up of the door. From looking at what you have already posted it looks like you are on the right road to begin with. You gotta a good eye.
Here, off the top of my head, and in no particular order, are a few of my key tips for new photographers.
1. Always shoot RAW.
2. Back up anything you want to keep in at least two separate locations.
3. Don't worry about getting the best camera and other gear when starting out. Work on technique.
4. Learn your camera's ins and outs.
5. Practice shooting anything and everything.
6. Experiment. Try things you wouldn't normally shoot. Look for new angles and options. When you're about to shoot something, turn around and look in the other direction too.
7. Take into account what others think of your work, but only to a limited degree.
8. Don't obssess over sharpness. One of my favorite catchlines: "Artists don't pixel-peep".
9. Know all the rules of composition -- and break them regularly.
10. Take advantage of the golden light at sunrise and sunset, but don't let yourself get locked into shooting at only these times.
11. Use a tripod when it is necessary. Don't use it when there's enough light to make it unnecessary, if it will slow you down or impede your creativity.
12. Resist the temptation to overprocess your image with gaudy oversaturation or cheesy effects. These will appeal to you when you're new, and you'll cringe at them later on. Trust me.
13. Don't be afraid to bump up the ISO if necessary. Modern cameras make very clean images even at 4-digit ISOs.
14. When you're ready to spend money on equipment, spend it on good glass first, not bodies. Glass retains its value; bodies depreciate almost as quickly as computers.
15. Get a decent photo editing package and learn how to use it. You don't need full Photoshop to start.
16. Learn how to read and understand histograms. They are THE key tool to checking if you've nailed exposure.