15 Life Cheats That Make You An Expert Photographer
Always max out the aperture.
What most people perceive as very “artistic” photographs are ones that use a big aperture (small f-number) to blur the background or foreground, to call more attention to a subject. If you are using a kit lens your aperture will likely only go down to f/3.5, which isn’t a very big aperture. The biggest impact item, and cheapest investment in gear that can make your photos go from okay to awesome is a lens with a huge aperture.