First of all, you need to understand the concepts. How do you tell a good professional photo from a bad one? First of all, you should pay attention to lighting. It is not necessary to immediately run to the store for professional studio equipment. Your main ally is a well-chosen angle, time and place of shooting, when natural light will show its best side. From this we can conclude: the subject of the shooting is not as important as what perspective you choose for this object.
If we talk about technology, then you can take a beautiful photo with anything, even with a phone that has only a 1 megapixel camera in its arsenal, the desire to learn is what really matters. Although professional photography equipment will make your life much easier.
And now, you have a brand new pretty camera with a bunch of buttons that you can’t wait to figure out. You have to understand what your camera can do, what its advantages are and how they can be used to advantage. For example, a suitable portrait with excellent depth of field cannot be done with a soap dish, but you can quite convey the mood of the picture and the composition.