I see so many great creative shots of everyday life and I wish I could do them too. I only have my iPhone 7plus, no other camera. Is there a class or something about tips/suggestions for getting non-boring shots?
For example, I have a funny story I want to document regarding this fire ring in my backyard. This is the boring photo I took. And it shows my neighbor's sad faded fence and garage (nice people, just run down buildings). I know I could have walked around to take from the other side, but I was in socked feet on my sidewalk, didn't want to walk in the grass. How could I have done this different to be a cool creative photo, and not boring?
This is a link to a blog I found recently while looking for Week in The Life photos. I LOVE the photo of her son on his skateboard, where you only see his feet and the ground. I want to take photos like that. Granted I don't have kids but I can try and take creative photos like that.
I think the fence & garage are nice touch. Very Joanna Gaines, I’d get closer & take the pic from as high as you can, cropping out the other houses & cars. So you only see the fire ring & the white peeling paint in the background.
Not a professional photographer here, but I would move to the right a few steps to frame the fire in front of the house and fence, hopefully cropping out the truck and street. If you look up framing I'm sure you'll find some useful tips to help.
I have seen classes for learning how to take the best pics using your phone but it sounds like you want to learn more about composition. Or taking storytelling pictures, using light effectively, etc.
You may want to either do a search for tips or check out clickinmoms. Their classes are wonderful yet expensive and most expect you to have a dslr. But they have breakouts at a great price which have literature and exercises to help you with different topics. I’ve enjoyed both the classes (workshops) and breakouts. Really even after the class it’s going to take a lot of practice and trying a lot of different things.