Simple Fun can yield Great Results
I guess my most simple advice would be for you to grab your digital camera (DSLR or point and shoot), film camera, Iphone, phone camera... whatever can produce an image... and get out and shoot. Sometimes, the best way to learn is to just do it. Equipment matters when it comes to the quality of image, but great composition and creativity is possible with any imaging tool at your disposal.
Photo below was taken with and manipulated using my Iphone. It turned out quite interesting. That is the beauty, you never know what you can get until you hit the pavement and roll up your sleeves.