A Passion for People ...
Passion is one tool that you can't buy in a camera store and it's probably the only essential that you require if you want your photographs to be noticed.
Your passion, enthusiasm and personal life experiences will shine through in your photography and they will stand you apart from all other photographers. 100 photographers can stand in front of the same subject and photograph it under the same lighting conditions, with the same camera, at the same exposure settings and I guarantee you that one picture will attract you more than the others when you view the results.
Only photograph what you are fascinated by, only photograph what you empathise with, only photograph what you admire
... and your passion will shine through.