I attended a lighting class/workshop put on by a local photographer here in Houston on Sunday. Some of the intro/background portion of the course was familiar territory for me as I've been reading up quite a bit on this stuff, but the class was definitely worthwhile because you can only get so much out of books; actually seeing the setups and getting some real shooting experience is the only way to truly learn this stuff I think. My portrait experience before this consisted of a few portraits of my friend's baby and some portraits of my brother's family, so this was definitely a new experience for me. Here are a few shots from the hands-on portion of the class. (click on the picture to view the PBase page with shooting info) Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) View attachment 10426 I recalled one of the models mentioning some interest in B/W shots at one point so I tried a couple of B/W conversions: View attachment 10427 View attachment 10428 There are a few more shots in the gallery here: http://www.pbase.com/jkohn/lighting_workshop As always, comments and feedback welcome.