How to learn to take photos? Of course, first you need to learn how to use your camera. But what's next? Let's say you already know how to set up the camera. And how to develop further?
In photography, it is not necessary to do everything according to the rules, but you also do not need to ignore the rules, because they are useful for training. Learn how to do it right first, and then do it as you want. You will always have time to break it. But it is better to break the rules consciously, and not out of ignorance.
In the words of Salvador Dali:
"If you neglect anatomy, drawing, perspective, all the mathematics of painting and color, then let me remind you that these are signs of laziness rather than genius"
In addition, honing the standard techniques will allow you to train the camera setup, light exposure and composition to automatism. And when this is brought to automatism, it will not distract you from the main thing during the shooting. And the main thing is the plot. Everything else is just tools.
The more you walk and look around. Carry your camera with you at all times. And not in the bag, but right in the hands, well, or at least on the neck
Do not chase bright subjects in which there is no special merit of the photographer. Remove the mundane, but do it like no one else. Don't try to react to something obvious. Look for hidden meanings and show them to the viewer
If there is any doubt whether to make a certain frame or not, be sure to make it. Take pictures even if you don't understand why you're taking pictures
Photos should be shown to other people. Create a public page and post your photos there. Do not be afraid of anything, shoot as you like and experiment
If you think you have no ability, no talent? Most likely, this is not the case. Talent is just hard work. Therefore, the most important advice - do not stop and constantly take pictures. Every day. If you have the desire, then you will succeed