I'm just curious, do people go to camera clubs anymore.
When I was about 10 years old I joined a club, yes it was full of boring 'ol farts, but they did know a thing or two. There was a huge amount of skill and passion amongst the members.
Plus you would get hands on demos of lighting etc and firsthand guidance. A good club would have expert speakers come to give talks throughout the year and excursion to interesting places. I fear these days people think youtube and the like is a substitute for learning from those that know and can do firsthand. The chance to ask questions is much better than copying a youtube demo.
Plus there was always the competitions between members and other clubs, it would often give you a focus and reason to shoot. You most likely would encounter constructive criticism, mostly opinions were expressed more politely than internet forums.
I seriously would suggest to anyone starting out with photography as a hobby to find a decent lively Camera Club, I always enjoyed it all those years ago, I'm sure new members would be welcomed with open arms.