Welcome Stintman! I think one of the best parts of Dreamviews is being able to see different kinds of dream control and reach new limits together.
Shapeshifting is quite awesome in dreams. I haven't done much, but I have turned into a wold 20+ times! I love it.
Trouble teleporting! I love teleporting! Here is my teleporting thread:
Fun, Easy, and Difficult Ways to Teleport
I think that teleporting is quite a good thing for LDing. I think that it is good to use a way that makes sense to you to teleport. I use a lot of different ways depending on situations. I can just "force" a teleport though with will power, but it usually works better if you use something inside the dreams to teleport, or something specific to that realm. I have been to a lot of different places like Aincrad, Hyrule, Dreamer's Reach a few other places even places of my own making. I would consider teleporting to be one of my favorite things to do in a dream.
There are ways to get a lucid more vivid here are some common ones.
Shouting 'clarity now' or something similar
just expecting it to get more vivid
Remember a time that a lucid just got more vivid for no reason. Doesn't have to be a real
Use a dream item to make it more vivid. A pill, visine, a cookie, an app on your phone
Teleport to a place that you remember being very vivid
Wake yourself up and DEILD back if stabilizing doesn't work
There are a bunch of ways to go, and it is all just depending on your own creativity and experience level!
Good luck, I hope this helps.