Another way to learn is to analyze the images of photographers that you admire; why do you like those shots so much. Trying to put those feelings into words will enable you to understand what it is that appeals to you in photographs, and by combining those characteristics you will create your own visual style.
Another way to find your own style and to learn composition, photography, and editing is to study the works of the masters and other professionals. What I am not telling you to do is to go out and copy exactly from your favorite photographer. That's illegal and unethical. Although, it is funny that you can get a group of photographers in one location, and each shot will be different.
I digress...What I'm saying is that the best way to find your own style is to study the shots that speak to you. While you are looking at these images, ask yourself:
- What do I like about this shot?
- Why does it speak to me?
- What makes it work?
- What makes it compelling?
- What would I change if I were the photographer?
- How would I frame it differently?
- Do I lean toward the heavily edited or the straight out of camera look?
- Do I like more portrait, landscape, product, macro, street, etc. images?
- What makes this image pleasing, powerful, painful, etc.?
Finally, take workshops with photographer's whose work you admire. You will learn so much from working with the professionals.