Hi, I would like to improve my skills as a photographer, and I would like to get some advice on what my next steps might be I have been amateur photographer, on and off for 20 years now, lots of life in between, (got married, kids, new jobs etc.) I have a basic grasp of the photographic technique, the technical stuff, (speeds, apertures, etc). Last year I took a B&W photography class at a local Community College. It was great and I learned a lot about B&W technique, as well. Currently I do a lot of family photos, (trips, the kids, etc). Most of this is digital point and shoot stuff. Every once in awhile I dust off the SLR (N90s + 28-105mm) and take some pictures, most of them seem to be uninspired, not real expressions of me, or what I think I want rely. I seem to have a desire to express myself this way. I read a lot of photo magazines and marvel the pictures inside; as I write this I think â€œam I nuts?â€ What would you advise my next steps would be to develop my artistic skill as a photographer? I looked at local colleges in my new hometown, but there only seem to be basic classes, similar to tone I took last year. Iâ€™ve also considered â€œNY institute of Photographyâ€; Iâ€™m reluctant to spend $600 on a correspondence course that may not be what Iâ€™m looking for. Iâ€™ve also seen some digital classes on the web, but Iâ€™m not ready to move to DSLR yet, too expensive for me this year. Any advice would be appreciated, Iâ€™d hate to let more months go by and not peruse this. P.S you may see this post in other groups as I am trying to get as much feedback as possible.