So, a friend of mine has asked me to take some photos of her and her dog for Christmas cards today. The lighting today is overcast and the forecast says it should stay this way pretty much all day, so I won't include sky as part of my photos and I don't need to worry about harsh sunlight. I'll be using my D40 with 55-200 VR, I might break out my 50/1.8 as well. I've done a few candid headshots before, and the 55-200 VR is great for this. It's no buttery-smooth f/2.8, but as long as I get close enough, it isolates the subject and background fairly nicely. Any suggestions and tips are very welcome!