Also don't really think the term self taught is very helpful.

I learned by trial and error, books, DVDs etc as well as over 30 seminars, workshops, classes with about 15 that were held by Professional Photographers of America in a small town in Indiana. As with almost all of them they were a week in length and taught by working photographers, most at the top of their field, who came in to teach for a week.

On top of that there are many convention programs, day long workshops and in some cases I traveled to the persons home and spent a week with them.

So this could hardly be called self taught.