I don't post a lot but I spend a lot of time reading on here. I will apologize in advance in case my questions are too simplistic. I can wrap my head around complex concepts but I have serious issues sometimes getting simple ideas to make sense. I'm not trying to say that any of this is simplistic because I know that there is a lot of work that goes into all of this, just that if the answers are simple I may still try to clarify because I'm me. Thanks in advance. I have asked for the book Understanding Exposure for Christmas because I have heard it reccomended so many times. I am wondering if it has any information on lighting in it? Does anyone know of a good site that will walk me through learning about lighting? I am curious about all of it as I don't really know much. What would you reccomend as a good starting place when one decides to step into the world of lighting? Just found some info on Stobist.. Still reading... What do you take into consideration when you are purchasing lighting? (Flashes and off camera) Are there any brands that you specifically stay away from? (Common but known for not being "good") Another question, Is there any impact on the quality of photos dependant on if you are using a cable release vs. a remote? I'm not particularly familiar with either but I keep reading about them and thought that I would ask.