Well maybe not so fast there!
Find a rule of photography, learn it and apply it until you can see that it works and why it works.
Now take the same rule and break it!
Photography is an art.
Like any art it has a technical aspect to it and because of that certain rules have evolved.
Never treat the rules as being set in stone.
Learn to follow the rule and achieve the expected result but don’t stop there.
Look at lots of images that follow the rule then find images that break the rule, yet still work.
Try to figure out why.
Then go out and break some rules!
Lather, rinse and repeat.