Aside from my social media challenges, photography has always been a challenge for me. I have been frantically reading and talking to people with a clue. Hah! Here is my upgraded set up. I've taken over the dining room (we eat in the kitchen or on the porch and, if everyone is here, the dining room is too small - voila! I have a "studio"), installed hooks in the ceiling and bought shower caps for my industrial Home Depot lights. Believe it or not - my pictures have improved. I'm still just using my phone for pictures - but, installing Open Camera (free app) and using the grid to level things out (everything I do slants up to the right) has helped as well.
So, now begins photographing what I have here and moving forward - ever forward!