I have been given the chance to take classes with a real-live pro photographer, and he is letting his students practice during class in his studio. My little model here did a wonderful job, although I know her head had to hurt after a million flashes went off in her face! It is just amazing though what a little good lighting and a clean background will do for you! Since I do not have a studio at my fingertips, I am trying to 'build my own' ...so far, it is very scary and it involves really hot shop lights and flammable fabric backgrounds...more to come, if I do not burn the house down!!