In two weeks I have to take a photograph of a group of 20 people. I've spent the last several days researching lighting but could really use some advice. The photo will be taken in a conference room, the backdrop will be a wood paneled wall. On my left - the groups right - is a north facing glass wall. What I am thinking is having a flash near the camera bouncing off the (white) ceiling to eliminate shadows behind the group, a main light with an umbrella to my right and just using the ambient light from the window as fill light. How does that sound? Also, I need to buy the light and umbrella, I don't want to spend a lot of money as this is something I won't use often but I'm happy with $200 or so, is there anything on the market in this price range that would do the job? Yes, an Alien Bees would be very nice but I just can't justify spending that much, all it will be used for after this is in-home fun photography. Oh, and I only have 15 minutes to get everything set up, take the shot and get out of the room again - nothing like a little pressure, right? :mrgreen: Portability and ease of set-up is definitely a consideration.