Okay, I've got the model lined up, and now I just need to hunt down an MUA, but that isn't the point of this thread. (I've digressed in the first sentence. I think that's a record for me.) *ahem* I'm going to do my first shoot with a model in the soonish future (actually a sister of a friend whom I shot at a party; she loved the photos enough to refer me). Other than looking at as many good shots as I can as inspiration, what else can I do to prepare? I'm planning on scouting a few areas I might want to use, and have a few ideas for shots I want to get bouncing around my head (gotta find myself a suitable brick wall for one...). Going for a sorta grungy, urban look. Suggestions, thoughts, whatever would be great (and if anyone has seen great shots by some photogs recently that fit this general idea, I'd appreciate a link; I ran into Matthew Brindle's work and my gods is that some effective lighting...). Oh, and besides the gear below, I have two light stands and umbrellas (two white reflector, one white convertible), a fairly large 5-in-1 collapsible reflector plus stand and boom for the reflector, and I can mount a flash on the end of the boom too for easy overhead lighting.