The first step is getting a good camera. Look for one with CMOS technology if possible, as it handles low-light better and can give you crisper images when well lit. The next step is to become familiar with the camera, with its features and settings. Knowing how to select the various exposures and internal (camera) settings will reduce the post-click editing that is required. Next, take several shots each time, if possible. Subtle changes in lighting and subject position can make a surprising difference in the final image.