The most important thing you can do to improve your photography skills, is to do things you have never done before, and for me countryside, or seaside photography is difficult.
I use a 4/3 mirrorless Nikon with a 50mm 1.8 and it works for the streets, but when you bring me out of my natural environment I can struggle. And I did.
I can’t blame the camera though. I turned up to do a Yoga shoot, and I had the right equipment, I just didn’t pack right for holiday snaps. Still, I tried, and these are some of the results you can get when you do. Always remember, only a bad worker blames their tools, or their camera in my case.