I I did this portrait last summer with ghetto lighting–a pole lamp with three daylight bulbs inserted. Other light in the room was natural daylight coming through a window behind me. The pole lamp was camera right at maybe 80 degrees. I really wanted a more edgy look and the length of the cord dictated where the lamp would go. I processed with presets in light room. Put a vignette on it to darken the brown background. I sharpened it in Photoshop. I just did the logo but it is definitely not smooth–but it is somewhat what I am looking for I will work on that and refine it. I am working on my laptop today and don’t have near the tools that I have on my desktop iMac. AND the screen is huge on my desktop iMac–makes it so much easier so process. I might even process the image differently. I think I might stick with this blog theme–as it is large and clean. I like simplicity.