I posted this in the Portrait forum, but wanted to share them here as well.. hope thats okay I got an Alien Bee 400 and Softliter last week, so have been practicing studio lighthing. I'm trying to master that before adding more lights, its fun, but in some ways not as easy as I thought.. I'm having a hard time visualizing the light. Here's the shots I took for our Christmas card.. I'm pretty happy with how they came out.. this is my daughter Lilly, and our English Bulldog, Jed. And the final card: THanks for looking!