Over the weekend I got a chance to play around with my new lights a little more while jr was taking a nap and I talked my wife into sitting down in front of my camera for a few minutes. These are two of the better ones I got. I think I may be starting to get results that are a bit closer to what I am looking for but I am still basically flying blind on this with no light meter and modeling lights that are almost unusable at anything below 3/4 power. I did do a little bit of editing on these although not on the lighting (ie no ev adj, curves, highlight/shadow, burn/dodge ect) just a little color tweaking, some imperfection retouching, and vignette at the bottom. I did a little more on the second and may have gone entirely too far Plus my posing still stinks and my wife said her hair was "icky" Am I getting anywhere with this?