It is difficult to predict when you’re going to make a good photo. But it is easy to determine photo opportunities (when you see them in front of your face!)
Follow your gut. If you see a photo opportunity which jerks your knee, just shoot it (many times)! Then determine later which photo you prefer best.
Better to take many bad photos than no photos
You never know whether you’ll get a good photo or not, unless you try! Don’t self censor yourself when you see things you want to photograph. It doesn’t matter if the photo is cliche, if you’ve done it already, or it might be boring. Treat it like doing “reps” at the gym. The more repetitions you perform in photography, the stronger you will become as a visual artist!
Never go to sleep regretting not shooting a photo opportunity. Seize all your photo opportunities— all day, every day!