Last weekend, I went to take a course all about my new camera. Needless to say, it was not what I had hoped for. Basically, it was an instructor standing at the front of the class going over everything in the manual that came with the camera.
I'm not one to read manuals until I need to figure out how to do specific things, but I had gone over the picture brochure included with camera regarding the contents of the box!!! Thus, it was a rather tedious exercise from the get-go.
I was mostly excited to learn about the various settings, because a few weeks ago, I was trying to do something artsy fartsy with my new digital, and managed, somehow, to save all the weird settings, out of which I could no longer manoeuvre. The instructor started off into his interactive routine by getting everyone to do this- this-this...waaaay too fast...especially if your camera is stuck in goodness knows what setting.
I was pretty calm by my own standards for a bit, and then I asked simply if I could ask him to tell me how to set the camera back to the default factory settings so that I could join in. That, I was told, would be coming up later in his talk!!! Fortunately I was sitting beside a young person who just took my camera and did this-this-this and got it back for me. Obviously, I missed the first bit, but in the end he repeated it so many times even I could catch up.
I'm always so disappointed when I spend three hours in a class and come away with only one or two things I didn't know, or couldn't find in the instructions included in the box. Virtually every question asked in the class was answered with "Good Question!...That's in the next series of classes". My answer. Good Luck getting anyone in attendance back to another of your lackluster sessions. I'm sure I'll be looking on the web for any further assistance.
I need to spend time with my camera and the instruction manual, which by the way doesn't have one of the worst male "comb-overs" I've ever seen in my life!