Here is a self-portrait. I'm glad that my knee is covering the fact that I bust out of this shirt and strain the buttons. But it's warm and I love to wear it. Just probably shouldn't in public. I boosted the color a bit, but I resisted the urge to photoshop all my skin flaws away in the name of authenticity.
I bought my studio lighting (two of the Alien Bees B800, a huge softbox and shoot thru umbrella). They're on their way. I've watched hours and hours of workshops. The last several photos I've taken, however, have been crap. I think that is supposed to discourage me. But I won't let it.