From a personal perspective, I made a conscious decision this year not to be in the front row at the keynote sessions, photographing speakers, as I have done many times in the past. I knew from last year, there would be enough press photographers on site, getting essentially the same shots as I got, so I didn't feel the need this year to cover MAX like an event photographer. This also freed me up leave my big gun at home; my Nikon D750 was going to sit this one out. Instead, I brought my ultra portable Lumix GF7, my iPhone 7+, and all the lenses for both. I was - to an extent - packing light. I did bring a monopod, which, in hindsight could have stayed home.