This weekend, I started reading a book titled "Studio Anywhere." It's a good read regarding how to use your environment to take interesting portraits. Concurrently, I was also taking a course on lighting and tried to put what I learned into practice. I upped the difficulty considerably by making a self-portrait. It's hard to critique a photo where you're the subject, so I'm just going to throw it up here with little else. The goal was to make this work using one light (and the desk light) so it's a pretty low-light photo. I tried to embrace the noise.
Try not to get distracted by my handsomeness.