I’m delighted to get asked questions about photography as ultimately that must mean I’m doing something right! I’ve not had any photography training; what I’ve learnt is from books, magazines and online.
The best advice I can give for taking better photographs is to practise, practise, practise! I started a Lime Light photography series here giving hints and tips of things I’ve found along the way.
I would also recommend finding as many online resources and classes as you can and more of that practise! Here’s some places I’ve taken classes that you may find useful also.