I had a chance earlier this year to attend a Rick Sammon photography lecture in person, and even meet him for a few minutes. As he was speaking, I realized just how much of his photography philosophy I had adopted myself and put into practice. One great way to begin to establish a photography philosophy of your own is by reading Rick's book, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SECRETS. I got my own copy autographed by him at the lecture (see here)!
Each page has one of his photographs and a very useful and practical photography tip. Rick travels the world with his camera so the variety of photographs is outstanding. I highly recommend reading his book in addition to going out and shooting on your own. In fact, read one of his tips, then go out and try it yourself!