If for some reason you read this title and think that I am talking about the toys the kids got for Christmas--you might just want to stop now. This post is referring to the photography toys I got for Christmas--a reflector, soft box, and light stands so that I can now use my flash OFF the camera. I tried them out a little this morning (after I spent time yesterday and today figuring out how to set me up--not a job for the faint of heart.) The lighting on these isn't perfect, but it was my first try and I think they are acceptable.
Unwilling subjects (This is what an unwilling subject looks like. She is not as excited about these toys as I am.):