Lessons in Lighting

I have been playing around with lighting a TON lately!  I got myself some Alien Bees AB800s and some umbrellas as well as some awesome new backdrops.  I love doing mock shoots as they allow for a great time to just photograph, take notes, and test out new technique.  Here are some shots from the most recent "mock shoot," trying out some back lighting to add depth to the image and lighting placement and strength.  Enjoy!