You don’t always need a high end camera with all of the accessories to make an interesting image. Just shoot your subject from an angle that you would not normally view it.
We are used to seeing things from a standing perspective so when you present an image to your viewer from that perspective it is what they are expecting.
Next time you go out and shoot, get on the ground. Take a worm’s eye view and see if you can make something interesting.
This image was captured with a $249 GoPro mounted on the end of a monopod. I simply suspended it above the level of the water, stood close to the falls and shot up.