One night my wife was away visiting family, so I set up a little studio in our front room to experiment with off-camera-flash (OCF)  using the techniques and gear espoused by Tim Payne at (very helpful site.)  I was taking photos of inanimate objects since I did not have a model.  I thought, "what the heck, I'll be the model." So I sat for my own photos.   I had not prepared properly, in that I had barbecue sauce on my face (removed by the magic of Photoshop), had not shaved and basically looked like a bum.
The upside is that there was no backdrop on these shots.  The black background was achieved through the use of  the OCF techniques.  I was simply sitting in a leather chair in an open room. 
So, these are not exactly professional.  But they do highlight my first efforts into off-camera-flash and portraiture. 

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