This year I have two big photographic goals: 1) learn to use flashes 2) learn to take good people pictures. Taking self-portraits seem like a good way to start. At least to get some of the basics down so that I can learn to quickly setup equipment and make setting adjustments. Here's an attempt at a self-portrait using a single flash (580ex II on camera). I was looking for that low-key look. I wish my model was better looking!