i asked some friends to volunteer their older kids so that i could practice my off camera flash skills. today it was matthew, aaron and jeremy (side note: i'm getting to photograph matthew's bar mitzvah on the 17th. can't wait). i culled a few that caught my eye but clearly i have a way to go toward mastering this stupid flash thing. i haven't been this frustrated since i was 6 and learned to ride my bike: i hated falling off but i wanted to be able to do it so i kept at it. i'll never be zack arias or david hobby but maybe i can not be a total idiot when it comes to flash.