I joined a studio portraiture class at night school, here are a few of the shots. Opinions/CC always welcome :smile: Ksenia NIKON D300    ---    62mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 200 1 x Bowens 500 in large softbox high and almost frontal but slightly to camera right. 1 x Bowens 500 with snoot and green coloured gel, low and pointing up onto black background. The circular effect was then created by using an item with holes placed in front of the light to act as a gobo, thought the green worked well with Ksenia's hair ?? Some skin smoothing done in PP. Amber 45 degree lighting from a softbox and a brolly both with bowens 500's. Brolly to camera left with slightly less power than softbox to camera right. Ross NIKON D300    ---    31mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 100 From what I remember the lighting was 1 x bowens 500 fired into a brolly at 45 deg to camera left, 1 x bowens 500 with barn doors just on the edge of the models left side (camera right). In post processing I ended up with approximately 20 layers, involving high pass sharpening, USM, shadow/contrast adjustments, dodge/burn and solid fill layers, the image has also been desaturated a little. Paul NIKON D300    ---    48mm    f/9.0    1/125s    ISO 200 2 x Bowens 500 shot into brolly and pointed at background. 1 x Bowens 500 in large softbox almost frontal and above model. 2 x large flag's used to control spill, either side of model. Background metered at approx 1 stop brighter than subject. Studio lighting (and portraiture for that matter) is a fairly new subject to me so I'm happy to take any advice. Thank you.