Yep, that’s right… Law School. There’s a slight clarification that I think would be prudent however, it is just for 1 day. :-) What can one learn about law in one day? Well, that’s where the second clarification comes in… it is not for law classes, but a National Geographic seminar on Nature and Landscape photography. It just happens to be at the Wayne State University Law School auditorium in Detroit. It will be cool to pay a visit to my ol’ alma mater, though I think this auditorium didn’t exist back then.
Ok, so my little fun ended in a couple of sentences. Things have been slow lately. It has been awhile since I have been to a photo seminar, and this one seemed to land in my lap with a B&H email I received, sweetening the deal with a $20 discount. I am not quite sure what to expect, but the two teachers are Eddie Soloway and Michael Melford, two very talented pro photographers that I hope to pick up some tips from, and at the very least enjoy some great photographs.
The seminar is towards the end of September, and by then I hope to have my D800 back from Nikon and some fresh motivation. Yeah, my D800 with my 14-24 lens (a fairly heavy combo) on it took a rather nasty spill on to my driveway from about 4 feet up. It landed right on top of my Vello wireless remote module that was in the flash shoe. Smashed that thing into pieces, and surprisingly very little cosmetic damage to my camera or the lens.
I actually glued the Vello module back together, and since the circuit board wasn’t damaged, the thing still works. Impressive. And at first, I thought my D800 was just fine also – built like a Nikon tank, and I avoided a real disaster. That is until I tried shooting with some older AF-D lenses, and found out it wouldn’t read the aperture, just giving the dreaded fEE error. Well, all of my AF-D lenses exhibited the condition, but AF-G lenses were fine. So something must have broken lose internally.
This is my first experience with Nikon Service over all these years, and so far so good. We’ll see when the camera comes back. If not, well they better watch it, I’ll have some law schoolin’ by then.