Over the course of the last year or so, my camera only saw action during special occasions: travelling, family get togethers, that sort of thing. No one learns anything that way, so I've set myself the goal of taking a self-portrait a week. As many other amateurs before me, this is a cheap, easy and time-saving way of learning lighting, angles, and trying out new ideas.
Here's hoping some of you will join me in setting your own goals for 2009 that involve using that oft ignored piece of equipment we call a camera.
SB-800 gridded onto corrugated plastic board camera right
SB-600 gridded onto corrugated plastic board camera left
Triggered using on camera flash (you can see it in the ring!)