Gah I just wrote a full on explanation of this... and totally posted as a reply in another thread, then copied and deleted it... but i guess i didn't hit the ctrl+v completely... and there is nothing copied. So here we go again. I am in a band. (snickers) Yeah... another washed up rock star? Yes. We're a rock/powerpop group... we play music that sounds like pretty much what is popular right now. (although I do think I've been playing the style longer) Anyways. I need to take some photos of each individual member... and it seems like they come out really... over the top. I want them to be cool and dramatic, as I need good photos for the artwork for a cd we have in production right now. So I was wondering if I could get some tips on the shoot and also some PP. Just some general ideas and tips before we do the thing. Here is an example of one I took that was really really over-the-top attacked in Photoshop because it looked so emo, I thought I'd just put it over the edge. Also... I was going through a filter phase; I also had just learned to adjust levels... taken with a sony... but I now have a brand new Xsi and a 18-55mm IS. All help greatly appreciated!!!