Today is the first day of the new photo-me: I will become a strobist. I have blanched at dealing with this over and over... every time I read something about flash my mind just goes into tangent mode and I cannot focus. But I have made the commitment to learn the basics. I recently received the Strobist DVD set, and will sit down today to watch the first few disks (I couldn't do it on a weekend, I promised to commit that to the kids - which just means more photography :mrgreen I also bought [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Lighting-Professional-Techniques-Photography/dp/1584282509/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240203732&sr=8-1"]Minimalist Lighting by Kirk Tuck. [/ame] Wish me patience, comprehension, and luck!