Unlike some other areas of expertise, photography is not exactly a discipline — it is an art. And art is constantly evolving. Despite the fact that you may learn certain techniques, photography skills, technical skills, and so on, at the end of the day it is important that you realize that in photography there are no rules that are carved in stone.
All rules can be bent, and all rules can be broken.
So apart from practicing your photography skills constantly, you also need to start to experiment. Only through experimentation will you master some of the more advanced photography techniques and technical skills as it is experimentation that will provide you with a feel for what you’re trying to accomplish. Don’t worry though — experimenting is not going to harm you in any way, so be sure to try as many things as you can think of!
If you’re the kind of person who is willing to experiment and practice to improve your photography skills then you’re going to find that before long you start to really and truly develop a ‘feel’ for photography itself. Some things will gradually become instinctive, and you’ll slowly but surely accustomize yourself to the various details involved in photography.
Sooner or later you’re probably going to find that even things that seemed tremendously complex at first turn out to be quite easy.
When you first start honing your photography skills, you need to be patient. No one becomes an expert photographer overnight or manages to master all the technical skills involved with photography in a matter of hours. It will take time, but it is certainly worth the wait.