Hello - welcome to ChefTalk.
I hope you will spend some time looking at some of the articles and viewing the photography on the site - much inspiration to be gained and techniques for improving skills. I'm an enthusiastic amateur cook, but have been glad to meet so many like-minded people in one place!
Please feel free to join in on any thread you find of interest, or start your own. The professional fora are 'read-only' for us non-professionals, but you can certainly glean a lot of useful info, just by reading them!