What the best way to improve your photography? Practice...practice...practice...plus workshops, mentors, and video training. For video training, lynda.com is recommended for photography and post editing.
Most of the meetups are a come and shoot with me type. This means there is not a formal training component. However, many of us are happy to share our knowledge as time permits.
There will be opportunities for landscapes, panoramas, macro shooting, night photography and so on.
Join the group and see if something of interest comes up!
NOTE: You must maintain a profile photo of yourself that would allow organizers to recognize you as you approach them in order to be a member.