This is a free forum with lots of friendly photographers interested in sharing photos, questions, suggestions, and generally anything to do with photography. You'll learn about local photography events, outings, software, techniques and any number of other valuable tidbits. Plus you'll meet some great people. I highly recommend it.
The website is http://www.phototricities.com/
You can browse without signing up, but you get much more out of the community if you sign up and participate. Remember, it's free and you won't get spammed!