Resources that I hope to help you along the way.
Photo.net – another internet community for amateur and advanced photographers
Flickr – an enormous international community of photographers, and a wealth of inspiration
Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson – a fantastic book for learning the technical side of photography
Digital Photography Review – Equipment technical discussion & reviews
The Luminous Landscape – Nature and Landscape photography, which offers some great insight on artistic and technical development
Adobe Forums – Photoshop community
B&H Photo and Video – one of the most trusted equipment stores in the country.
Better Photo – an excellent site for online classes, inspiration, and learning
How to Become a Professional Photographer– Ken Rockwell, reviews tons of camera, equipment etc.