For me, it's alway an adventure to go to tradeshows and workshops! Not only is it nice to meet fellow photographers but here in New York, you can learn from the world's best. I have two memberships with two top professionals. But to meet my heroes life is the best. Our local camera stores often offer good workshops too. I can not say you how much I love this event from Adorama and B&H they both habe one big event event going over two days each year. They set up a shooting era with models where you can book your spot. There is the best ligh eqipment from different companis set up sor you. You get a short time frame with each model and can have fun. Some times they give you the camera setting, for unexpirenced photogrphers. in the beginning it was a big help. Today