Here's another test using a single speedlight, gels and a new show through umbrella. I used whatever i had hanging around (in this case my banjo) which made a really good prop with lots of reflective surfaces and colours. Tried to keep it low key and had thedown to 1/8th most of the time. I am happy with these two in particular (took about a hundred just to get these right ). This was a good excercise for too, the srings helped focus on the appropriate part I wanted to hightlight. A good excercise all round. Now I gotta find myself a willing model.