The new year is here! I’ve had a break from school since the beginning of December but I’m officially getting restless this last week. I’ve pent up too much creative energy and with the holidays it’s been too hard to coordinate a photoshoot.

Enter: Self portrait.

Honestly, I do not like them at all. I never seem to be able to position my head quite right, or my arms, or maybe the issue is that my eyes are closed. I also miss the ability to tweak parts of my subject’s pose to give the most flattering images.

This time, however, I decided to just go with it anyways and see what happened. And I’m proud of the finished results because I’ve come so far in the past year or so improving my ability to take portraits with speedlights, and I feel like I can finally get an image I’m happy with even with my tiny setup and cramped space.