Since I'm trying to expand my photographic horizons, I've decided to try something I haven't really done much of. That's take a self portrait, and try to use lighting a bit more creatively. Yes, the harsh light on the picture was on purpose. The soft focus, however, was not. Unfortuantely, all of my shots suffered from soft focus. I didn't have anyone helping me with this. So my first question is, any suggestions on how to achieve good focus in this type of shot? I used a stand-in for where I was going to be. Used AF, then switched to MF. My next question is, other than the soft focus, any suggestions? This is brand new to me, so anything I could learn is better than nothing. Oh, lighting was achieved using an LED headlamp that I was holding. I remotely fired using the DSLR Remote App for my iPhone, which worked great because I could get a nice preview without getting up. Thanks for any help in advance.