I got a tiny taste of what it was like last year when I was only a trade show attendant. This year I wanted to make some of the classes. There are so many incredible photographers who dedicate their time to teach, hold workshops, shoots, and shake hands with the not-so-incredible (yet!). Photographers take over the MGM and it's like WPPI blog posts everywhere for like a week after. And... I'm not going this year :(.
I'm sad because I don't get to go to those classes, shoots, workshops, etc. and absorb all the knowledge being thrown out. I've read that these conventions are more for networking, but I'd rather just learn. And if someone cool sat next to me then I'd be okay with that; but that would not be my focus. Although, because this convention happens EVERY year, I'm sure that next year, I'm going to make it. So let's put a happy face on that :).
Also, I've blocked off this weekend to unplug. To be offline for a good three days and just enjoy myself. I have been on overdrive since before the year started and I think it's time to cool my engines and just read a book, enjoy a movie, and eat good food. It is also a good time to reflect on my business. Usually, it's best to do this at the end of the year before starting a new. Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to do that.
So if you email me, send me fb message, or tag me on twitter... You will get a response on Monday.
Have a great weekend!