There are some really simple tricks you can do to get better photos. One of those is to get at eye-level with your subject.
This is particularly impactful when you take photos of children.
We naturally take photos from our point of view high up, pointing the camera down to the ground. You end up with a shot of their head and a cluttered background.
It’s not just kids where getting at eye level is important. Taking your camera all the way to the ground can also give you a more interesting perspective on otherwise boring architecture or streets. The change in perspective in the supermarket photo below focuses the lines into the centre of the image.
Toys are also a really good example of where getting low down will get a more impactful photo. With a smartphone you can even turn your phone upside down to get the camera extra close to the ground.