So some news on the Dave front... I have been accepted as an apprentice in The Arcanum.
What is the Arcanum? Let me explain.
No, there is too much. Let me sum up.
The Arcanum is the brain child of famed photographer +Trey Ratcliff. The idea is to utilize the age old idea of the Master/Apprentice relationship, super-charge it using modern technology, and use the whole package to improve ones skills in photography.
To get in, one has to post a profile of ones work, goals, and expectations wrt photography, and personally selected by a master. Yesterday I was indeed selected by an Arcanum master, and am now embarking on a journey that will hopefully sharpen my photography skills beyond what I could do on my own.
For more information, check out their website: The Arcanum.