I believe that the best way to learn is to pick a good role model and emulate them. I don’t mean copy their work, but learn their style. Give yourself an assignment; like shoot a solo tree on a hill at sunset. Then attempt to apply the style of your newly acquired role model to the assignment. But, after completing the assignment, post it some where so it can be critiqued. If you only hang it in your home, no one else can enjoy it.
I was in Indianapolis several years ago and took this photo. It was near the capitol, but I don’t know the name of the building. I believe it was to the west of the capital building near the canal. If you know, just say it.