I took New Year’s Eve as an opportunity to do more off-camera manual strobe shots. I think it went quite well, and I am slowly getting a feel for guesstimating the right aperture for a fixed flash output.
This picture was shot with my Nikon SB-800 held far out in my left hand. It was manually zoomed to its furthest setting: 105mm coverage if I recall. Power was 1/16. Triggering was with the Cactus V4 radio trigger. There was, of course, a fair bit of luck in the aiming of the light. I took only this one shot.