First time photographers find it difficult to shoot with their new cameras.Most of the time they are not satisfied with the results.If one follows few basic ideas , the images will look great. This infographics is for the newbies struggling with their new camera.
Though I wrote the infographics based on my Nikon camera, it should be useful for most of the brands. These tips will help even for shooting with point & shoot cameras; just ignore everything in the step one other than keep mode dial in Auto .Then follow the remaining steps.
Also try rule of third off-centre composition as it is more pleasing to the eyes and looks natural in comparison with the subject right in the middle of the frame. See the example below from Martin Gommel.