Scott Kelby's lighting gear recommendations
Lighting Ratio Explanation
Lots of simple examples in here: FAQ - Studio Lighting
Cheap Hot Shoe Warning - Be careful!
help with light meter please....
Question about using Barn Doors on strobes
Off-camera flash need not be difficult, nor expensive
Studio Lighting Suggestions
Which studio lighting?
First two rolls of backdrop paper. What should I buy?
Pros and Cons of Monolights vs. Pack+heads
Confused about off-camera flash gear and jargon? This short video will help.
Lighting setup (with diagrams)