Here is what I have Nikon D90 2 x SB600 Nikon 1.8 50mm Nikon 50-200mm What I am trying to accomplish is to have my subject appear without the background or any ambient lighting showing at all. I just want the light on my subject, a little on the floor is acceptable, but everything else around them needs to be as pure black as I can get it. Last night I practiced with high shutter speeds and low aperture (f/22) and it was getting close to what I need, although the subject herself was pretty dim. If I bump up the ISO I imagine the subject will get brighter but so will the unwanted light. I am thinking that my only option is to get someplace where the subject can be placed far away from anything in the background that the light from the flashes/other lights cannot reach it. Am I on the right path using flash + high shutter speed + narrow aperture and placing the subject far away from the background as possible? I know that some post processing will probably be necessary to remove all light spillage, but I want to reduce the PP as much as possible. Thanks!