David Hobby has revved up the machine again. Strobist Boot Camp II is on.
If you are unfamiliar, Hobby runs Strobist, a very infotaining photo-blog devoted to off-camera flash photography. He has a killer "101" introduction to lighting — a must read, if you have any interest in the subject — as well as his boot camps, which are intended to shame photographers into getting off their butts and pressing the little round thing on top of their cameras once in a while.
The assignments are perfect for those who like photography but spend too much time dithering on subject matter. (It's more like school than Parris Island — but school isn't a democracy, either. If you want a shot at the prizes, you gotta listen to the teacher.)
I can't recommend his blog enough.