I can sit on this forum and read, read, read. And sometimes it is so overwhelming. I am almost at the end of my first photography course and have really learned the basics...lol...yep, aperture and shutter speed! But there is so much to learn. I hear about lighting, composition, I buy books and try to read and absorb as much as I can but it can make your head feel like imploding. There are so many of you on here that have been doing this for years and I can get so caught up on your threads trying to take it all in. I go onto a online store and see all this "stuff" for photographers and wonder "what do I need?" I am not trying to pursue a degree (no time), I do not want to be a photojournalist, or work in fashion but I love it as an art form, creating what I see in my minds eye. How the heck do you get there? I would love to show my photos one day. Are you all still learning whether you been doing this 5 years or 40 years? What have you done to further your own knowlege?