Hey there! Here's the good news... I had a shoot tonight in my new little home studio with a family of four, and except for some minor issues, it went really well! The minor issues can be solved with an editing program. I have Gimp but not photoshop. I did my sensor cleaning before the shoot, but didn't think about checking it after, cause I've never had a problem with the cleaning not working (just using the sensor cleaning on the camera and a hurricane blower). There is apparently still sensor dust though, because there are dark spots in the same place on ALL the pics. Ugh. I know they can be 'shopped out, but it will take some time, and I better brush up on Gimp (I usually just use iPhoto for little stuff). I just need to figure out how to make the pic big like i could in photoshop (like when it would be almost screen size, but zoomed in on a certain part of the photo, so I could work on detail). Also, I had some white balance issues, where my white backdrop isn't bright white. So does anyone know if you can correct white balance in Gimp if I shot in Jpeg, not RAW? And you don't have to walk me through on how to do this stuff if you know of a good tutorial for Gimp you could point me to... even something on you tube would be great. Thanks in advance!