Feb232012 by The Photo Major, on Flickr This is the first time I use my lightstand/umbrella ensemble. Wife was at work, kids were asleep, and I was bored out of my face. This was manually focused. I used 2 lightstands with 2 speedlights. One @ a high 45o (sb700)angle and the other at a low 45(YN467) degree angle. 1/32 power on the top and 1/16 on the bottom. Couple of issues: - The room was black, so I used TV light to try and focus. Wasn't happening so I had to manually focus. I had to use one of the light stands to focus on and then move it into place. - No modeling light sucks - I do not have a light meter, so all I could do is a bunch of test shots. Time consuming. - Need a reflector holder lol. Any tips to make self portraits less of a pain in the ass are greatly appreciated.