I started doing some photo work for my wife's bakery business. you can check out what i've got so far at her website: http://www.getsweetnothings.com Basically what I'm doing is putting the food on a white sheet in the dining room, and crowding as many lights around as possible. I set my Rebel XT into portrait mode with no flash. it seems to be working okay, but I am thinking that some extra studio-style lighting might help, and be easier to set up. here are the caveats: i am pretty much a n00b, and haven't done any post-processing of the images on the site. her business isn't making money yet, and I don't have much disposable income, so options must be cheap, or may consist of "creative construction". i am handy. thanks for the input.