Quite simply, are they worth it? I need to learn the basics, but can't seem to find a way to do it. All the courses in my area are creative courses... I am pretty creative, and have a natural eye for good picture comp, but I just need to learn more about the technical aspects of the camera itself, aperture, shutter, etc etc! I found an online course for $800 bucks, WHOA, and I'm just wondering if these really work and will I learn something? I do eventually want to be a pro photog, I'm just struggling with how to start. I still have to buy a cam, my point and shoot has served me well, but time to move on to bigger and better things.