I'm a big fan of camping out at the Burnside Powell's photo section and looking through the books for inspiration. Newspace offers a variety of classes in photography, but be warned you will want to buy more equipment after each class.Good luck!
I can't wait to see your new designs! That pale blue yarn is so pretty. I'm currently training for my first marathon, and so the loooong distances are new to me. Quite a challenge, but very exciting.