As I predicted a few weeks ago, things are getting interesting now that the new flash equipment is here and working just like I expected.
This self-portrait was intended to convey my new feeling of control over light while demonstrating same.
The hoodie was meant to cover my receding hairline, and also as a gentle poke at the flood of hoodie-wearing models I've recently noticed on the Strobist Flickr group.
I'm at peace with the wizard comparisons--I'm trying to be a wizard with flash anyway.
It's much easier and faster to get the results you want when using a model versus self-portraiture.
I knocked this one out in 5 minutes including setup two days later.