The post below is an older article from May 2008 that I wrote when I was blogging on another site before I moved here in late 2008. I came across it yesterday before I headed out to teach the last class of the 6 week "Introduction to Digital Photography" course. In our last session we cover composition and try to teach what makes a good photo. This article is very appropriate. I thought I had posted it here on this site before but a student pointed out they could not find it.
I did a quick read through and changed a few things. Hope it helps out.
If you stumble upon this post you can link to the original article here:
Are Your Pictures any Good?