This is a great article from Pioneer Woman Photography.
It wasn't written with scrapbookers in mind, but when I read it a lightbulb went off.
This is a tip that will take your layouts to another level. Scrapbooking is NOT always about putting the perfect portrait on the page with a bunch of embellishments. It is STORYTELLING. Interesting layouts will tell a story as much with the photos as with the journaling.
A perfectly composed and lit photo is nice to look at, but a photo that makes you go "hey this is cool, what exactly is going on here?" is much more interesting.