Well, I was not happy to find out that it is self portrait week. I hate pictures of myself. So I am going to do my best to not take picture that are of my face, we'll see how that goes. This picture was a lot of work. I used my umbrella lights, but still had to move them and actually didn't use the umbrella on one of them. My goal was to get a black background (luckily we have a chalk board wall in my daughter's room) yet maintain shadows on the skin & clothing, but not have any shadows on the wall. All of this had to be done while I positioned myself after I snapped the timer. I did have to crop the picture, but only slightly. I am very please with the results.