betterphoto.com

These courses will get you out taking photos. Teachers have impressive resumes and will critique your work.

http://www.kelbytraining.com/

These lesson videos are full of tips and info. Kelby has written excellent guides to the Photoshop softwares (Elements 9, Lightroom, Photoshop CS5).

Here is a free online school which also has a forum:

http://www.digital-photography-schoo...ography-school

I have found this forum helpful:

http://www.thephotoforum.com/

As an avid backpacker, I frequent a website: backpackinglight.com, and was actually encourage to buy my Olympus e620 from a review I read at that site. In the forum there is a section entitled "photography", and as an example here is a book that a forum member at that site suggested:

http://oreilly.com/catalog/978193395...elated-content