I have just put together a small home studio with background, reflectors and difusers. No lights yet as I'm still trying to figure out availible light. I'm working on getting the lighting and color correct and it has often been a challenge. This shot was taken with sunlight diffused through a panel with a reflector to camera left. I set WB off a Kodak grey card and set manual exposure off the same. The colors appear OK to me, but the exposure seemed a bit dark so I brightened up the model a bit with a levels adjustment then masked the adjustment layer and kept the backgroud dark grey to make the model stand out a bit from it. Should I have had to do this since I was using a grey card for exposure and is this sort of levels and masking work something that is often done? All the images seemed a little "dull" before this work. Any thoughts on the quality (or lack of quality) of the lighting and color would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.