Photoshop World in Las Vegas is an event that I attend annually. This is a great conference that covers photography and digital tools such as Photoshop and Lightroom from some of the best instructors in the industry. I blogged the event, which you can read here
Keeping tools sharp when mastering a craft are very important. For the past few years, I have been putting my resources into learning and sharpening skills for all aspects of photography - and I think this is important for any artist. Whenever I create an image, I put all of my experiences and things that I have learned up to that point into that image. From techniques for the best way to capture an image in the camera to processing it in the digital darkroom to then sharing it with the world, I try to absorb as much information as I can at classes, conferences and workshops in order to show my best work.