I'm an audio engineer by trade, but i enjoy taking photographs as a hobby. The recording studio I work for hired a photographer to take some pictures, but we are all less than thrilled with the results. I'm going to attach the pics that were taken (and edited), so that you all can have an idea of the kind of space we're working with. I don't own a dSLR, but the owner of our studio agreed to buy me one if I can take usable pics of the studio (much better quality than these ones). I'm pretty sure that I can do it, but I was wondering if anyone can help me out with the lighting. The pics we have now are very flat, and I want them to pop more. I am, however, required to use a pretty wide angle lens, revealing mostly everything in the studio and making it difficult to put up lighting. At first I thought about doing a long exposure, since there won't be any movement happening in the shots, but I'm wondering if I'd end up with better results by renting and hiding some small lights. Any suggestions on ow to improve these photos? I think that the console is overexposed, and the speakers were underexposed until the photog played with their exposure (but they now look like crap). And there are hotspots throughout the picture (i.e. on the wood trim running along the window into the recording booth). I have a history in Film lighting (silver screen), but I'm used to working with big lights that I (a) can't afford, and (b) don't have the strength to set up on my own. Should I be using strobes? Do I have to wire them all together, or can I set them up to set each other off automatically? Should I try some HDR photography? Please let me know any suggestions any of you have. Thanks!!