I sure hope so. I learn by doing, making mistakes, trying again.
Lynda.com has some great workshops for beginners. I wanted to learn some more photography fundamentals, and found a great course that took only a few hours to complete. I learned Photoshop tips I've used a few times since.
But the best thing I've ever done for myself to improve my skills is ask a photographer friend if I can shadow her at her studio. I watch over her shoulder, ask questions, practice shooting with her as a model.
|She happens to be a gorgeous model.|