What would you recommend as a way to learn photography? I'm interested in documenting my backpacking trips (both macro and landscape shots) + some (outdoor) sport photography. I have an old Nikon Coolpix + polarized lens that I've been using but want to take my skills to the next level (i.e. turn off 'auto everything' and learn to use the camera). Should I upgrade to a SLR-type camera? What is the best resource for learning? Classes (where)? Books / Websites? Obviously practice is #1 but I need to know how to practice 1st How did you guys learn? Thanks!