And, there will be Photographer. Namely and to whit (risking dislocating my shoulder here): Myself. And in pursuit of this goal I've acquired another
See, the other four units are all manual; they're also rather older but that's not the major issue. It's that manual part. Also, three of them require Alternating Current or they don't work. Not battery powered, nor do I exactly have portable power for them. But mostly, the manual. They work really nice in studio type settings, because then I've the time to also calculate the light output for where they're positioned in relation to both subject and camera. Photographing Party will be much like the fellow who photographs the wedding reception after the big brough-ha-ha in the church or synagog or masque, eh? All about being Scarlet Pimpernel and such.
Anyway. So I've acquired this new flash unit, and though I'm not always big on Gotta Go Brand Name, in this instance I did. Why? Because I've not done a lot of research on the other manufacturer's equivalent equipment, and I know this will work (it's Brand, after all), and it will work with the least amount of study/integration. In fact, I've spent about three hours between reading the manuals (wait... did I hear some gasping breaths out there because a guy is reading manuals? Get Over It.) and working with the equipment. Really, about an hour of working with the equipment.
And so I now am able to say, to all my arty, photography friends out there...