In recent months I have developed an interest in digital photography, and you may have seen some of my photos in recent threads.
I am still very much an amateur and have a lot to learn. I have an Olympus FE-100 4.0 megapixel camera for now. I hope to upgrade but won't be able to for now.
What's the best way to learn? Local classes? Online classes? I've done enough hit and miss learning on my own. What do you suggest?
And what about editing software? My brother got me to use Google's Picasa, saying it's better than the Olympus software and even PhotoShop.
But I see so many people here raving about Photoshop, and if there are a whole lot of creative things I can do with Picasa, I cain't figger em out....
And which PhotoShop to get? And I look at the how-to books at Barnes and Noble and there are so many it makes my head swim it seems....
Any ideas....gratefully accepted. Remember, I'm an analog guy in this digital world so speak to me in a language that someone who grew up with a dial telephone can understand!!! Any thoughts on the best photo hosting sites and how to use those also appreciated.