Forgive the dark photos... I didn't edit them, just to demonstrate how drastically you have to alter your exposure settings. I had my ISO at 3200, my shutter speed at 80 (way too slow for this), and I had to hold the aperture ring all the way open with my finger.
|This is with my lens on properly. I was the closest I could get to the ball and still focus.|
|You and your subject have to be extremely still since the focus changes so drastically with every change in depth. Little boys don't hold still.|
|A little wooden block. See all the little blemishes on the wood?|
|The other side of the block|
|My lens cap|
|...you know what this is...|