I came up with this for my first catalog shot: The settings were: Nikon D80 105mm @ 2.8 f/18 @ 200 Main light on the left (medium softbox) Overhead fill (large softbox) Formica bounce on the right Tabletop with Plexiglas (no paper backdrop) I went with my Sekonic L-308S, and I don't know why it still came out so dark, and neither do I know whether the blurriness comes from off-focus or underexposure. I made sure the background is about 2 stops brighter than the subject, but now I figure the overhead light landed too far back, so it didn't really come into play. I wanted to white out the background completely so that I don't have to knock it out in Photoshp. Would having another light underneath the Plexiglas help as well? At any rate, I photoshopped it, and now I have: My client still thinks it is not crisp enough. What am I doing wrong?