Hi Photographer friends,
Here is a good way to become a great photographer. I use the Pentax K-3 but this applies to all DSLRs.
It's often believed that taking hundred or even thousands of pictures will eventually make you a better photographer. Well, I'm here to tell you that it may make you a worst photographer. Shooting at 5-10 frames per second may get you a good image every now-and-then, but you miss the composition process in doing so.
Here is a good exercise to improve your composition. In the film era, the biggest roll of 35mm film you could get was 36 exposures. You really had to take your time and really study the scene as film had to be processed, and that was expensive. You knew you were good when you knew what the image was going to look like even before processing it.
Make yourself follow some assignments whereas you take only 36 pictures on your digital camera and don't look at the results until you get back home or studio. Doing so will slow you down when taking pictures. As you look in the viewfinder, scan the complete scene to see if there are unwanted objects or if the current scene is worthy of losing one of the 36 shots.
Do that as often as you can and watch your images improve.