I just came across this site, https://www.fridayphotoschool.com, which you can learn professional photography at home, on your computer or iPod. You can watch a few free clips: Will Crocket on TTL Flash, Rick Ferro on Posing Tips, Suzette Allen on Photoshop Tips, and Nick Coury on Outdoor Fill Flash.
It is nice to have these types of classes available and readily available, especially if you cannot attend the national conferences.
I will post more as they come across my email.!
Thanks for tuning in, Kerri Kirshner