For anyone in the world of photography, I need to tell you a (not so) well kept secret! creativeLIVE is a site where they have accomplished photographers/artists come and teach a class to a group of students. Because you are lucky, you can watch a live feed of the class and learn all the same stuff - FOR FREE by watching it online. The only complaint I ever hear about this is that it is typically during the middle of the day. Sometimes it's weekdays, sometimes it's weekends, but most people are rather busy during the day. Well, complain no more! They do rewatches on the same day in the evenings. This is a PERFECT way for someone who is just starting out, or dabbling in photography to learn more about the industry, how professionals shoot, edit, how to use flash, etc. creativeLIVE has EVERYTHING, people! I cannot stress how valuable it is to get all of this information for free!
Of course, if you don't like free stuff...or just aren't around when they show the live stuff or rewatches, you can always buy each class that airs for around $100-$150, which is still a pretty great price. So what do I have to do to get you to checkout this awesome website and encourage yourself that you can do this photography thing?? Oh, I just have to give you the website? Done... here it is! http://www.creativelive.com/
I will leave you with a picture of the Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis, just because I love it!