Last night, while trying to catch the kid in her costume, I learned a few things.
- you cant focus in the dark without some sort of assistance
- when you turn off the autofocus lamp on your camera, you'd better know how to turn it back on!
- in the event you cant muddle you way through the menus on your camera in the total darkness, you had better remember to have included a headlamp in your bag.
- if your kid is laughing, chances are she's laughing AT you.
This was shot with an off-camera SB-600 speedlight set to camera left about 5 feet from the subject, set to 1/32 power. 85mm 1.8, shot pretty close in. Minor adjustments for saturation and contrast in Lightroom 3.