I am very new to photography, and I am happy to say that I have learned a great deal since "discovering" photo.net. I have a small office space that I am using as a miniature studio (about 10'x17'). At first I was using hot lights for my main lighting, and although they worked OK, they made the room very hot and uncomfortable. Since I mainly photograph children and babies this of course was not working. I have recently replaced those lights with 3 slave flash units (guide no 90). They are the lightbulb type and I screwed them into metal cone reflectors. I also use an on camera flash (guide no 130) bounced from the white ceiling to trigger them. Per a photographer-friends request I covered the cones with difuser material. My question is........(did ya think I'd ever get here???) Where should I place the strobes? With the hot lights I could see the effect that I was getting. I bought a flash meter to determine exposure but Im not sure where to place the lights to flatter the subject the most. High or low? One behind as a backlight? Right now I have 2 of the flashes at 7' high on either side of the camera and one behind the subject at 8'. and of course the on camera flash bounced. Subject is usually 2'-4' from floor. Any advice greatly appreciated. Sorry so long to explain!