I recently got a new Canon T7i as a gift. I've never been one for photography more serious than an impromptu snap on a smart phone, but now that I'm armed with the right equipment I take things seriously.
Once I got comfortable with my camera I progressed past the point and shoot stages into settings and features like DOF or depth of field. DOF has allowed me to take beautiful, artistic photos highlighting a certain subject in frame. It's a feature that every new camera owner should make themselves will acquainted with.
“DOF has allowed me take beautiful, artistic photos...”