There is more to photography than a clear picture. It is definitely a form of art. You can become a better artist by using different techniques. You need to develop your eye. You need the ability to frame a shot and show what is interesting about the subject. Here are some suggestions that can help you out.
Choose how much of your subject you would like to view in your photo. Many good photos show only a carefully chosen portion of the subject, rather than the whole thing. If you try to put too much into one photograph, you’ll overwhelm yourself and your viewers. If you are wanting to show an overview of something, shoot a group of photos that can show the same scene from different vantage points.
Avoid taking pictures under an overcast, cloudy sky if possible. If too much gray sky is in your picture, it will look muted and bland. If the sky is overcast, perhaps you should shoot the photograph in black and white. If the sky is blue, you should put it in your photo, but be careful of the light.
It is important to give your photos depth when capturing landscapes. Establish a sense of scale by placing an object within the foreground of your picture. You can get decent focus on both foreground and background objects by using a small aperture setting: Something under f/8 with a standard digital camera or f/16 when using a full-frame SLR.
It is a common misconception that a sunny day is perfect for photos. In reality, taking photos in the direct sun is one of the easiest ways there is to ruin an image. Too much sunlight causes pronounced shadows and glare, differences in saturation in different parts of the photo, and can make it hard for human subjects to keep their eyes open. If you can, pick times early in the morning or later in the evening when taking pictures outside.
Hopefully, you see now that you can do more with a camera than just strive for clarity and good lighting. If you do, you will notice your photos improve rather quickly.