I received a comment yesterday asking which photography resources or tutorials I could recommend. So, here are some of my favorites:
Digital Photography School
This is a great site. I subscribe to it so I get their awesome articles in my Reader daily, but they also have a public forum that is super fun to browse and participate in. This page in particular has great articles for beginners. Just be careful. If you're at all like me, you'll find yourself looking at the clock, shocked at how much time has passed since you first sat down.
I found this one a long time ago and it finally helped make things like aperture and shutter speed make sense. It offers great diagrams and animation and tips and tricks... and all in easy-to-understand terms.
This is more Photoshop-specific. And I love this site. It's fantastic because it feels like someone is in the room showing you what to do. The downside is that it comes with a fee. $20 per month. And I realize that now is not the best time to be spending the extra bucks, but even if you can swing it for one month, you will get a lot out of it.
(Of course, I love everything Scott Kelby.)
Also, I Heart Faces has some worthwhile tutorials. And so does PW's photography page.
I'm sure there are plenty more that I'm forgetting, but it's making my brain hurt trying to remember. I hope if anyone else has some sites to share, they'll do so in the comments.