so i been on vacation the past week and a half so i havent posted (or shot) much. got home this evening and decided to play around. this is the third time using my new lighting equipment, and im starting to feel more comfortable with off camera lighting. a table was setup against a tv cabinet with a white linen sheet ($7 backgrounds for the win!) drapped over top the table then supported by things on top of it to provide a solid backdrop. found some nice xmas balls from storage, and some fall leaves gathered from outside to throw on the table as "props". light was setup just off to camera left at 1/2 power, and camera was setup in manual for 1/60th @ f/8 iso 100 using the canon 50mm 1.8. anyways, here are a few of my favs: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. i realize the backdrop has ruffles and creases and wrinkles galore. i thought about fixing it with a neat trick i found for making black backgrounds black, and white backgrounds white...but to be honest, after trying it on one of the pictures i actually preferred the background as it lay. do you feel they'd be better overall if i bit the bullet and just smoothed out the backgrounds, or do you think it adds more character and depth to the photographs without distracting the viewer from the subject?