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Technically your photos seem good – but I’m only learning so maybe I’m not the best person to say. What I did what to say was, I think you need to be more mindful of your compositions and backgrounds.

For example, (and I’m sorry but I can’t see how to link it as it’s in the slide show on your website), you have a lovely photo in your children section of two young girls, wrapped in a blanket, smiling at each other. The focus, colours, and most importantly their interaction and expressions  are really nice. Also, I like the way they are positioned, looking up at one another. However, the composition and background don’t do anything for the image. The background objects, like the car and bright white square are distracting and also the subjects placement in the comp and negative space detract from the impact of the subject. IMHO with a much tighter crop, this would be much better.

Also in other images there seems to be strong vertical, diagonal and horizontal lines in the backgrounds that are also distracting, like poles coming out of peoples heads etc. that again, are distracting.