testing 1-2-3

I prefer to test new equipment, lighting, & sometimes other elements that I'm not that familiar with before an actual photoshoot. So, the things that get photographed the most, because they are always around, very accessible, and ususally don't mind being my "test subject" are: myself, Skip, the animals. Because I think outtakes and test shots are an important aspect of photography, I don't mind sharing them...
testing some borrowed metal-flake vinyl for upcoming shoot
testing my new favorite lighting & lens combo. for (now in progress) series
testing my flash once again...& getting a shot of the "joke" haircut done especially for a friends wedding. *please note that the flag in the background is just a prop to go with the ridiculous haircut and pepperoni & mayonnaise sandwich-yuck. No racial commentary intended.
Swampy yells, "leave me alone already!"