I'm self taught for 2 1/2 years, however I did have a 4 hour private workshop, this was a huge help.
I learn mostly by tutorials on ***Tube, Adorama learning center, book's by Bryan Peterson, and just googling something that I want to know.
I pratice a lot. I shoot something as close to everyday as I can.
I like landscape, nature, animal's, macro,and street for now. I don't do portrait's.