A few weeks ago, I attended my first Photography Workshop. For me, a hands on experience was invaluable. Google Photography Workshops and you will find on in your neck of the woods. If you are in the South-East, invest in your photography by attending a Click Workshop(http://www.clickworkshops.com/) Lori Gordon & Jody Williams are FABULOUS.....
Take a look at their work:
Lori Gordon... Shooting Star Photography
Jody Williams...Jodylynn Photography
You can also find them on facebook..