My daughter has her Formal tonight, and we're all gathering at her boyfriend's family's house for drinks and to take some photos, at about 5:00pm. So it will be eveningat best, and on top of that, it's quite heavy cloud and quite grey and threatening at the moment as well, but there are the odd very short patches of sun but they probably won't last.
I have only the 18-200, the 60D and the Speedlite.
There'll probably be some shots in the garden if it's not raining, and probably some inside.
Then around 6:30pm there will be some outdoor shots of her arriving in the Ambulance and being wheeled in on the stretcher, but by 6:30 it's probably going to be totally dark, with only the carpark lighting aside from the flash.
Anything I need to know to try to make the results worthwhile?
Any tips and techniques would be greatly appreciated.
Things such as:
The camera is somewhat unreliable on centre point focus (appears to backfocus quite a bit), so where I can it will be manual or at best multipoint (still backfocusses), but not sure which of the focus modes might be the best to go with when not using manual. (the camera goes back tomorrow, I only delayed it as the Formal was coming up and worked on the premise that any camera is better than none).
The dress is royal blue if that makes any difference, and she is generally quite pale, but hopefully make-up will have helped with that.
I'll be shooting in .
Thanks for any help you can offer. Much appreciated.