I took my senior neighbor Rebecca under my wing for this and gave her some lessons in applying an artistic eye to her photography. She has a vegan food blog and needed to improve her food photos. I have been an artist for many decades and have developed a very good eye for editing (hitting the delete key nowadays).
Her vegan sensibilities were outraged. "You're going to violate that beet?" she demanded.
The moral of the story is that we need to think about what we are going to photograph first not just start taking pictures without doing any thinking. This is an art form. Is anyone going to want to look at your photos? Not if you don't make them interesting and different they're not.
Also, get closer to your subject matter. If you have to stand way back to photograph your subject, you are putting too much into the picture. The closer you get, the better your picture will be.