I try to make it to Photo meetups in the area when I can.
One of my favorites is the Strobist Meetup.
I’ve only been to 3 of them… but they’ve always been very informative for me.
Or at least a great chance to play with lights and do things I wouldn’t normally do in my shoots.
It’s not just girls I take pictures of… but i actually took some of some of the dudes.