If you are or are not familiar with Steve McCurry's work you should follow his blog.
His images are spectacular and inspiring. Look at the subject matter but take an extra minute to really look at the lighting and composition. He has the ability to see his subjects not just look at them.
I try to do that with my work. Can I teach myself how to do it or is it something you have or don't have? I don't know for sure. But when I'm out shooting, I try to look through the view finder and see my subject and visualize the final picture. It's hard work.