Self-Portrait Study (shudder)

So I guess it’s only fair as a photographer to get on the other side of the lens now and then. As much as I hate to have my picture taken I needed to do a study in studio lighting. This is my first time doing a self-portrait as well as my first time using studio lighting. I basically had two soft boxes and a large white piece of matboard as a makeshift reflector. I’m not 100% pleased with the result but I’m satisfied enough with it being my first go at it (and overlooking the subject matter). I would like to apologize in advance to the world wide web for uploading my mug!