So I'm thinking about possibly starting a studio. My room is completely white so I think it's be fantastic as far as not having to worry about unwanted colors being cast on the subject. My question is, as an entry photographer what kind of lighting and backgrounds should I use as far as portrait photography? I want something pretty easy to shoot seeing as this is more for learning than an "pro" business like some of you do. I'm looking to not spend over $200. I'd like to just get a few umbrellas and maybe two or three backgrounds that will work well with any skin tone just so they have a choice and don't have to have one background in all the shots. Also as far as little miscellaneous things go, what should I have? I figure some of that cotton stuff (polyester maybe?) that you see when there are baby pictures? A little chair for toddlers to sit in? Give me some more ideas to have a FUNCTIONAL studio even if it's not at pro quality for that price range. As far as posing goes... any good tutorials or online resources I can utilize seeing as I don't want to take out of that budget for lighting and my few muslin backgrounds. I'd say the posing issue is the biggest. If you can't pose people, all the backgrounds and lighting in the world doesn't mean anything. Thanks for any advice in advance!