Mushna bought me the Canon 580 EX II speedlite for my camera which can trigger my 430 EX wirelessly. Today I went to Pictureline and bought an umbrella and light stand so we went up to Hobble Creek to give it a try. I'm pretty impressed with my first attempt at using the flash off-camera. Everything was dialed in manually, including my camera and the power of the flash.
Here is the full set:
Here is a shot (taken by Mushna) of me:
Speaking of light, last weekend the weather was awful so I built my own lightbox roughly following the instructions here:
Here is my version:
And here is my first (and only so far) shot taken inside the lightbox: