I posted another thread a few days ago, but to further figure out my quandary, I wanted to include pictures this time. I take photos of high end furniture. For most pieces, I knock out the background in PS and just have the piece on a white background for catalogs and such. I need to capture the richness of the wood-grains and of course the colors as accurately as possible. As you can see in the pictures, there are sets of track lights above at about 10 ft off the ground. There are also two umbrellas that I can move around and can set from about 2 ft to 6 ft heights. Finally, there are fluorescent lights far above at about 20 ft. The walls are painted eggshell white. Lately, I've been keeping the track lights off and not using a flash. Using a 5 to 7 sec shutter speed and have had good luck when the shots are semi-close up(1-4 ft.) however, when I have to shoot a 10 ft table or an entertainment center, this plan doesn't work out so well. When I put on all the extra lights though, I get glares like crazy. I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-R1 10.3 MP with a Sony 67mm polarizing lens and extra attached flash. Now it's your turn. What would you do if you had a few bucks to improve this studio's performance. Thanks in advance for all your great feedback!