Today my husband gave me another great pep talk and a good suggestion--practice lighting. I stink at lighting, and definitely want to get better, so: begin lighting practice. Every once in awhile I'll post a new lighting exercise, and hopefully they will get better each time. :) I decided (at least for starters) to come up with a basic, almost empty room (so I'm not too distracted by story, etc), pick an angle, and light it during different times of the day. Here's sunset.
I don't feel the need to be incredibly realistic, I just want to improve. I felt pretty clumsy doing this, like I was stretching muscles I don't normally use, so it's probably a good thing I am.