I'm currently taking a photojournalism class and have learned a good amount about photography so far. It is so nice to take a class, because I have a nice SLR but don't really know how to use it (except for the handy auto setting). This class briefly covers the camera basics (shutter speed, aperture, all that good stuff) as well as concepts. Here are some photos I've taken so far. They're not perfect but I can see improvement compared to before the class!
I feel like photography is something you improve with every time you practice, and even professional photographers still get better with time. Hopefully I'll keep improving!