Wang Wei is the beijing-based fashion photographer. Something you can consider is shooting with the intentions of making the images look like they were shot on a or camera. Consider shooting at different times of day (outside): sunrise and sunset.
I like how interesting the camera angle and shot type is able to make something so mundane seem so vivid. This filming through a window could be a good way to get down the mundane nature of the montage without being too boring in the visuals.
This infographic/cheat sheet from Zippi might be helpful for those looking to get out of auto mode and gaining more control over their cameras. While section 1 is much more for those shooting with film the rest is relevant for digital photography.