See Eye To Eye For Happy Endings
We all have the tendency to "shoot from the hip - that is: stand up, put the camera to our eye and click. But all too often we miss the best view, especially with the scenic shots, because we didn't experiment.
Next time you're ready to shoot consider kneeling, sitting or even lying down for a better perspective. For people shots avoid the tendency to stand above your subjects (especially with children). Get on eye level, even if it means crouching way down - it'll make the photo feel more personal. Standing above your subject will make them look less significant while shooting from below will make them look more important. Try out both these effects but you'll find eye level consistently works best.