The following are Internet training sites, technical resources, blogs, podcast and photographers I admire.
This information will be modified and expanded as time goes by.
Kelby Training is an online training web site, with many photographers providing training videos on all aspects of photography, such as beginner, portraiture, lighting, Photoshop and business to name a few. The video sessions are created by a broad range of well known photographers like Joe McNally, Bill Fortney, David Ziser, Jay Maisel, Moose Peterson, Matt Kloskowski, RC Concepcion and of course Scott Kelby. For a relatively small fee you get to watch all this content for a year, and its constantly being added to.
Martin Bailey is a professional Nature, Wildlife and Portrait photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. Through the year Martin holds photography adventures & workshop around the world, including Antarctica, New Zealand and of course Japan. His images have been published in Popular Photography Magazine among others and he is a Craft & Vision author. Online Martin maintains a blog, releases a weekly podcast, and also maintains a Members Forum and Gallery. Martin holds monthly assignments in the members gallery in which placings are decided by member votes.
Craft & Vision is an educational resource for photographers, with many ebooks on various topics about the craft of creating images. Some of those contributing to this community are David duChemin, Martin Bailey, Nicole S. Young and Eli Reinholdtsen. It is a great resource to get very reasonably priced educational ebooks to help improve your knowledge and skills to create images.