Welcome to APUG.
You have some nice photographs you are showing here.
This is a good place to learn about photography.
My belief is a person needs to know the basics, practice using them until they become a part of the photographer just like speaking and writing!
Join a photography club, find people who share the same or similar views toward the world as you do. Find someone who can help you along the way who would be willing to be your mentor and coach.
I would say you're on your way as you have some fine photographs here.
Changing gear usually doesn't result in a dramatic change with a photographers images. I believe most of my photographs come from my heart and reflect my view of people and our world.
Stay involved here on APUG.