Photography means drawing with light. Isn't that cool!? I've never considered myself a painter or someone who could draw, but with light...well, I think I can do that!
Another thing that I love that helps me to take better photos is to think about what story I want to tell with the photo. What do I want to focus on that will capture the moment? It will change the way you take photos!
I've also been looking at a macro filter. Does anyone out there use one of these? It's a much cheaper alternative to the wide angle 12-24mm zoom lens I was drooling over! I've heard you get what you pay for, but a good macro filter would probably run about $30. Seems like a decent price to me.