(consumer camera. consumer lens. continuous light.)
The only way to shoot more interesting photographs is to become a more interesting person.
And, how do you do that?
Listen more, talk less.
Eat stuff you never tried before.
Go some place scary.
Make friends with people who are smarter than you.
Make friends with people who are actors, artist and musicians.
Change your habits.
Read more novels.
Read more poems. (Try Billy Collins...or Wallace Stevens.)
Go to museums. Look at the art.
Go to art galleries.
Go to a mosque. Go to a church or go to a synagog. Go to a house of worship that's not your current brand.
Learn new stuff from your kids.
Pick a place that's one tank of gas away and go there.
Go on a life threatening adventure.
Spend a month on a cargo ship. Or a fishing boat.
Take naps in the middle of the day and stay up all night.
Try your hand at abstract painting.
Date your wife. Or husband.
Change political parties for a while.
Put down your cameras until you really learn how to tell interesting stories.
Become a more interesting person and you'll take more interesting photographs. Really.