There are more than enough beautiful photographs out there.
Perhaps LF members can contribute ideas about how to go about making useful photographs instaid.
Here are mine, which go for things, people and places:
* Be a draughtsman and
- Shoot close enough for the subject to have tangible perspective
- but leave enough air around the subject to fill periferal vision.
- Place the subject on a recognizable plane of reference.
- Light the subject from just off you left shoulder (that's how most people examine things).
- Use tone breaks to describe the subject's shape.