At the studio I rent they have a minimum booking time of two hours, I have a client who needs one shot job every couple of months, its the same type of product so I have the lighting set up a certain way which takes about half an hour. I’m happy with both the studio and the client. But the wasted time bothers me – and so it was time for a new self portrait, and some experiment with lighting. – which i found much harder to do on myself than on a subject. Here it is.