It’s funny how date night starts with “Let’s go look at camera flashes and get a glass of wine” to “Can you go drop me off at the Nordstrom sale, run over and check out a camera flash, swing back and pick me up and then we can go on a date night?” I call it creative multi-tasking before kicking into the weekend.
This brilliant idea started when my flash on my Nikon somehow crashed into the tub in our bathroom when I was attempting to get photos of our new lights. It’s the ongoing plight of bloggers; one project always creates new ones! And, yesterday started with my camera’s flash in the tub, scattered batteries and a rattling sound inside the flash that wasn’t there the day before. So I got a hot, new flash on date night.
Now comes the fun part of reading the manual because my “let me figure it out as I go” is not going well the day after date night. A little light reading by the tennis courts today as my boys play in a fundraiser tournament. I would rather read this week’s issue ofPeople. I get very bored reading technical manuals. I may tear out all the pages that explain things I already know (like battery recycling, on/off button)… you know the basics.
I don’t now what it is about User’s Manuals. I have an aversion to technical writing for mechanical objects or anything requiring batteries. It’s not a good sign when I spent 15 minutes this morning trying to find the settings “C-1” and “B-7” on my flash’s control window. Turns out “C-1” and “B-7” were referring to the sections in the user’s manual. Eventually I will love my new Nikon flash! Until then I just want to learn how to photograph windows, glass or anything with a reflection!