This article lists 14 different photography websites to go learn more information - it's basically a meta-pin, and I'll take all of the advice I can get. Plus having different "go-to" sites can help influence personal style greatly!
4 Simple Ways to Get a Blurry Background in Your Photos
On photographing sea shells. TOG didnt’t have a soft box, but came up with this really simple trick and it’s an elegant (and cheap and handy) solution for small objects/macro. Cut the bottom off a white plastic cup, and presto! You have a soft box.
10 Night Photography Tips For Beginners
If you own a digital SLR camera and are getting comfortable with daylight shooting, then the next natural progression is capturing the night. Find inspiration from several beautiful examples of night (Cool Pictures Creative)