No matter your profession, you need a little time for inspiration in order to grow. I think that's important whether you're a photographer, an engineer, a teacher, etc. Being inspired literally means to breath into or be filled.
Every year I try to slip away at least once to study with other photographers, and this year it was Elizabeth and Trey Homan at Texas School, a well-known school among professional photographers. Elizabeth is an incredible artist and, as a former dancer, has a lot of experience with photographing dancers. These images are from the class on a day where subject, light, and location came together to create magic. And inspiration.