ybiia writes "The best way to get good pictures is to take shitloads of pictures".
I used to follow that advice too.
Then I realised all I had was lots and lots of crap photos, instead of just a normal amount of crap photos.
My photography didn’t begin to seriously improve until I learned when not to take photos.
If the light is poor or the view is compromised in some way I now tend to leave my camera in the bag.
This can sometimes mean that I go to a place and have no photographic record of it at all, but I’m used to that feeling now.