First change is the arrival of a new puppy into the family, a rat terrier we called Amber to match the colour of her eyes. Of course, this also means I have another "captive" photo subject, or to be more accurate it means I have to practice photographing a fast moving subject. She's fast!!
My previous "captive" photo subject was/is my grey tabby cat Merlin. He's put up with my continuous annoyance of putting a camera in his face and the popping of my flash gun as I practice fill-flash techniques.
Both photos were taken with my "new" camera (new to me) a used Nikon D2x, with a Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Micro lens and SB-600 Speedlight providing some fill-light.
I've also been experimenting with another new purchase I made recently - a SU-800 Speedlight Commander unit to allow the use of off-camera TTL flash for either fill-flash or full lighting. Works fantastic with the D2x.