See shadows and contrast while taking pictures during a hot, sunny day. Shoot in the early morning or the late afternoon to get the high contrast of shadow.
See the world in a different way by just changing your point of view. Lie down in the grass, be patient and wait for just the right moment. Put your camera on burst mode and pick your favorite photo.
Clear the Clutter
Wipe your counter, take out the trash on the ground. Clear the area and make a very simple and clean photo.
Silhouette it up
Shoot right before the sunset and shoot with your subject in the dark against the sunset to get some really interesting shadows and contrast.
Walk around your home to see interesting textures like blacktop, harddwood, cement, tile or even grass. Use these textures for negative or open space in the photo.
Shoot at good times
Really be aware of lighting during any shoot, no matter the camera. Lighting the medium where all photos come from (the very name PHOTOgraphy has light in it!) Shoot during "Golden Hour" when the sun is low in the sky to get a beautiful light halo around your subject.
Find lots of sky
See negative or open space all around you while you are lying in the grass, walking up a hill, or even getting a new perspective somehow.
Edit Edit Edit
You want to really crop out what you don't need, simplify and recolor!
Use Lots of Space!
I love using white space or negative space when I am doing flatlays. I love arranging things in a particular order and then using textures and props to tell a story.
For food photos especially, adding cinnamon on the baking sheet, adding a napkin, spoons or eggs really tell the story of your baking adventure!