I took a photojournalism class this past semester, and for it I had to practice using strobes (flashes) placed strategically around the room.
I *hated* that assignment more than I can say. It felt so unnatural setting up shots. I don't like to do that. I'm not a photographer.
My professor got exasperated with me, and had me re-doing the assignment again and again so I could get comfortable with the equipment. Finally one week, he told me TO GET DRUNK and then use the strobes. Maybe then I would relax and have fun with them!
Erm. Notsomuch. I still hated the assignment. But this is what came out of drunk roommates + camera + BUBBLES!
My professor was not amused.