As a photographer, it is always good to get out and shoot with other photographers. Not only is is good for networking but it also a great way to put a little pressure on and even challenge ourselves to do our best when taking pictures.
One event I try to do every year is Scott Kelby's Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. People from around the world join this event. What is great about this is you can either find a walk near you to join or sign up to host a walk yourself. This walk happens annually on the first Saturday of October.
This past October (2017) I joined Abbie Miller of Stories Framed Photography (https://www.storiesframed.com/) and her group at the Wauwatosa Farmer's Market. I challenged myself by trying to only shoot Street Style Portraits with my Canon Elan 7e film camera and get to know each person I captured by collecting names and if possible business cards. Below you can see the images I took. I think there are some of my best street portrait work I have done yet and so glad I got to meet these wonderful people.
For more information on the annual walk can be found through this link: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/