"The first lesson in making creative images is understanding your camera.
Know where all the buttons are, know what the buttons do and when to use them."
There are thousands of hours of video on the Internet about how to do that, so invest the time learning about the amazing camera you have. If you don’t want to sit for hours through lots of YouTube videos, then take the novel approach of reading your manual.
The important thing is to get to know your camera and know it well. It should be like driving a car and become second nature. You don’t have to think about how to change gear each time you drive, you instinctively know how to do that and you should know instinctively how to use your camera in the same way.
This takes time and practice. It means spending hours taking photos and learning from each image and each experience and asking questions.