Like Lando, Colbert credits self-portraiture with refining his eye. It has taught him about composition, portraiture, and, he claims, photography in general. "Self-portraits constantly present themselves to me. I don't necessarily look for them," he says. "When I see an interesting background or reflection, I start shooting and keep going until I get it right," he says. "I never let a good background go to waste." Zev Hoover, a 14-year-old phenom from Natick, MA (fiddleoak.com), has produced a series of what he calls "littlefolk" self-portraits that have earned him, among other national publicity, a segment on ABC's Good Morning America. He says he's drawn to self-portraits for "the total control they offer over every aspect of the image. I think that is one of their best attributes. Artists can express themselves completely."