Many people believe that training your photographic eye can only come with time and practice. Like many skills out there is needs to be developed.
My top 3 exercises to train your eye
1) Choose somewhere you see everyday, like your work desk or dining table. Then arrange it to make the best photo. Consider everything from part 1 and take a single lovely photo. Repeat this process every day for 5 days. Each day you need to reevaluate the subject, start thinking outside the box. Is there a better way? Different perspectives, different focus points, try different compositions.
2) Take your camera with you for a walk around the block, Every 15-20 steps stop and take and good look around you. What’s worth photographing? How can you make something rather mundane, like a manhole cover (please stay off the road) interesting..
3) Now put what you’ve learn together. Take your kids (or borrow a friend for 30 mins) to a open space like the park or beach, if you’re lucky enough, and take 10 different photos of the same place. Don’t fancy moving subjects, Look for natural forming lines, like a row of trees. Like above think about purpose, composition, light, focus points, backgrounds, how the viewer is drawn into the photo etc.