One of the best ways to learn photography is by studying the work of other photographers. Take a littie extra time as you look through newspapers and magazines and try to figure out how the photographer got the picture. Analyze the lighting he used. Study the camera angle and lens he chose to make the picture and try to determine why he did it this way. See if you could improve the picture.
Photographs are a big part of our daily life and there are plenty available to look at and study. This will keep your mind thinking and seeing pictures. When the time comes, you can call upon your memory for a particular situation and duplicate it. After a time, you can make your own improvements to the picture to develop your style.
It is difficult to pick up a camera after a couple of months and expect to come up with some instant prize winners. You have to learn photography over again and get your eye and mind working together to produce good, effective pictures.