Here is a few pictures I took out of 50+. I'm currently trying to learn how lighting works and I'm in need of help. I would appreciate a real C&C to help improve. All shots are with D90, 50mm f/1.8 1- ISO 250 with 1/40 @ f/2. I am trying real hard to get that shadow effect with the others, but can't seem to reproduce. I noticed the higher the ISO, the more I can see the shadow. But I don't want to up the ISO too much because I dont want it too bright. I actually tried to go lower than 200, but the shadow disappeared. 2- 500 ISO with 1/40 @ f/5. I like the composition here, but the shadow is too weak. I used flash because I wanted the background to be a bit brighter. I've tried putting paper infront of my built-in flash, angled it, etc. but I have no clue what I'm doing 3- ISO 400 with 1/40 @ f/6.3. i like how bright the background(Wolverine) is here, but I lost the shadow. flash was also used. i forgot how strong/weak the flash ive used. next time ill write it down. 4. ISO 320 with 1/40 @ f/3.2. i brought the 3 comics closer, which i like more(composition wise). i like how "darker" the whole image is, i like the shadow. i wish Wolverine was a bit brighter. is it impossible to do that? If you would like to see a photo of the setup, go http://imbty.zenfolio.com/p588393023/h79bac76#h14893331 . The red chair/50mm is where I was positioned. The lamp is a weak one that my sister uses to read o.o You see on the couch, there's a remote with a cookie box and some cardboard. I TRIED to get the flash to bounce, but like I said, i have no clue what im doing.