As a photographer based in Oregon's Rogue Valley, I have been lucky to be part of a vibrant and supportive photography community that encourages learning and development of the art.
David Lorenz Winston is not only a very special photographer but an excellent source for one-on-one critiquing and mentoring.
Sean Bagshaw is an outstanding teacher and gives workshops throughout the year, primarily in the western states.
Mac Holbert is a nationally recognized authority on photo processing and printing and gives frequent workshops in various parts of the country. He also operates The Image Collective, a source for the highest quality professional prints.
I've drawn knowledge and inspiration from them and other members of a group of Rogue Valley photographers whose work you might want to check out. They include, in no particular order, Lewis Anderson, Darcie Sternenberg, Bobbi Murphy, Julie Bonney, Tom Glassman, Jim Chamberlain, Julie Young, Len Lea, Tina Blum, Vitaly Geyman, Diana Standing, Kate Geary, Geri Mathewson, Teri Dixon, and Doug Smith. Take a look at their work!