As an amateur photographer, I am always looking for ways to improve my images. The best way to do that is to get feedback and critiques of my work. Yes, I know folks hate to put their work out because someone may not give 100% positive feedback. But you can always start by honestly critiquing your own work first. Check out this article, then see what you can do to improve what you do.
And if you have any thoughts you want to share on how to improve your photography, share them in the comments area.