As a mostly self taught photographer, I am a sponge for learning and will read and re -visit books to go over sometimes the basics to see if there is something that I have missed or just to satisfy myself that I have it right in my mind. Although I am a believer of just getting out there and taking photos and see what happens. I can go over the technical stuff after and make notes and learn this way as well. In this digital age, unless you are using a film camera, which I have stated to use again, if you are not happy with the results, delete and start again!.
So go out and have fun with your camera and enjoy the art that you take.