So today we are going to slow down a bit. In this day and age getting things done quickly has become the norm. 10 frames per second, faster focusing, live view. Sometimes it is better to slow down and think about what we are taking a picture of. Contemplate the image we want to create or capture, scan the frame to see if there are any elements that are not wanted, and see if the elements that are there serve a purpose. Would a different angle provide a better image? Would better lighting? Would waiting for people to clear the frame help or would waiting for a person to walk into the frame make the image stand out?
Back in the days of film every image cost money, it took time to process and get back. People would take their time with their pictures because of these things. With digital we have a tendency to take lots of images without a thought or care then delete the ones we don't like.
One way that we can slow down is by using a tripod. It takes a little time to set up so we don't have a choice but to slow down there. Once it is set up it is in most of our natures to not want to put it away until we have the picture that we want that is close to perfect for us. Now we don't need a tripod to slow down it is just a helpful tool. Buy the sturdiest tripod that one can afford. A good one can last years possibly even decades. Grab a camera, take your time, go out and shoot.