ive been a member of this forum for about 2 months now and i havent posted any of my work yet. these are pictures from my first shoot. i had 2 of my models come over and experimented with some of my lighting. these were just casual shoots. i didnt wnat them to get too prepared to expect anything high fashion. so wield your stones! this is a 2nd one to show you what my lighting abilities are. http://static.flickr.com/121/268084222_424a6b42fa.jpg hope i posted these ok. the pictures are at 20% scale. i use a cannon rebel 350d w/kit lens. i dont remember the settings i used. my lights are cheap smith victor lamps with 500watt/120volt incandecent bulbs. the back drop is just a velvet(ish) curtain i picked up from ikea that are draped over some pvc. the pictures were taken in my tv room thats about... 10ft x 15ft sq ft. im still trying to figure out white balancing and metering. could you comment on my lighting? i was worried that my lights would be too bright so i tampered with the settings a little to tone it down. my main request is, how do i get a nice hair light without getting harsh shadows?