I am at the point that I want to be more than just a beginning photographer. I want to do more than take just nice snapshots. I'm trying to think about things like form and lighting and am trying to take more photos. What are some more ways I can work on improving? I think I'm going to get a new lens soon. So far I've just had the 18-55 kit lens that came with me Rebel T1i. Any suggestions on a good second lens? I guess this is a pretty open question but I want to hear what everyone has to say. I suppose it's worth noting that I love photos like these: http://duckduckcollective.com/blog/americana/ They're the kind of photos that inspire me.