I've decided to venture into portrait territory and decided to be my own first subject. I currently have no light stand and just one speedlight and nothing to modify the light with. Just a cold, hard, flash. I set my camera up on the tripod in my bedroom and took a few test shots to get the focus just right. I went back and forth a few times making small adjustments to get it close enough, but didnt fuss with it too too much. I think the focus looks decent. I set the flash to remote and just basically held it out at arms length and that was pretty much it. Converted to black and white in Photoshop. I probably tried ever facial expression imaginable but I liked these three the best. All were taken with the new 50mm 1.8 lens.
Really liking this lens so far and highly recommend it. Might even use one of these for the profile pic. Well that's all for me. Time to fold some laundry and hit the sack.