I went to ImagingUSA in Phoenix, Arizona in January. That's the annual convention of the Professional Photographers of America. There are lots of workshops/seminars, all the leading vendors in the market (except Nikon, which was weird), and the opportunity to meet and network with other photographers from all over.
There were several highlights for me:
While walking the exhibit with Doug Box, he asked me to think about "what you like, what you don't like, and what you'd like to do." It was an excellent question to help me focus on where I want to spend my time and attention. I found myself drawn consistently to (a) black and white images and (b) images of children, women, and families.
I learned a lot during the week I was in Phoenix, and met some amazing people. And the highlight was the walks through the exhibit with Doug, and finding my focus.
As you look at my website now, you'll see that it reflects the result of those walks and talks. There will still be some fitness, some dance, and some landscape from time to time. But the overall theme and focus is families, women, and children.