Here are links to photographers whose work I admire and other useful contacts.
Other photography education resources
KelbyOne - Scott Kelby's company who offer online and live training in all aspects of photography and post processing.
3 Legged Thing - fantastic tripods and monopods, designed in Bedfordshire with scrupulous attention to the little details that photographers appreciate.
Peak Design - a San Francisco based start up who make well thought out camera straps and bags. They have launched many of their products via Kickstarter campaigns, the latest of which raised $1,000,000 in pledges in just four days!