I am searching for the best way to learn what I need to learn about photography. I've reviewed the New York Institute of Photography, they offer quite a few programs, it would be 'on -line' ranging from 500.00 to 1000.00 depending on how extensive I want to get into it right now, or I can sign up & take classes @ my college here locally for 129.00 for 5 classes, they start w/ beginners to intermediate, & so on. the one thing I do like about this one, is the class is taught by a professional photographer, & I think it would help me being hands on w/ my camera. Can I get some others tell me how you took your classes, I realize that some are just a natural @ photography, but I am not & I want to learn as much as possible. I've been doing a lot of online studying with Internet searching & reading articles to help me out as much as possible, but I feel like it's not enough. I know a lot of what I learn will come w/' experience , getting out there & shooting , making lots of mistakes & learning from my mistakes. Does anyone have an opinion on this subject ?