HI all...you will perhaps of had this question before so please bear with me as I don't even know the name of what I am trying to do. The goal: To create a shot in which the model/object is isolated in blackness, ie: object is lit and background, sides are deeply black. I have some ideas...first off I imagine I need a completely dark room and must work with decent lighting and reflective material. I have two lights with stands and bright "day" bulbs, how would I place these? As to f/stop...I am thinking I would need/want to shoot it with it wide open for blurred black background, and closed for plain black (if there is such a thing as a blurred black anyways. Does this sound right? And lastly, is there some method I need to employ wherby the subject is 3 or so f/stops from the background?? I would be using a Canon Rebel XTI with a kit 18-55 mm and a Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro lens. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated...THanks in advance!!!