We need to understand the technical aspects of photography before we worry about the content.
(The blue tint in the photo is done because the white balance is incorrect. The image on the right is correct.)
White balance is something that will instantly make your photos better.
Here is a tutorial on White Balance . This is another article that should help you become more familiar with white balance and all it entails.
For your first assignment (digital) I want you to take 10 photographs using different white balance settings. 10 Photos will be taken and we will project them on Friday. This will help us to understand where your skill base lies within photography as well. The photos need to be posted to your blog with descriptions about what you did to enhance them with white balance (full sentences).