Well as part of my absorbing everything to do with photography I've really been enjoying Joel Grimes on the framed network. His tutorial on simple cross lighting really got me using my softbox and shooting some studio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AzLLIr9h_0
A couple of weeks ago we had a studio night at my camera club (http://www.penileecameraclub.co.uk/) and I seen them setting up the usual old blue tie dye backdrop and two umbrellas with one full power and one half power. I suggested I could nip home and grab my black /white backdrop, softbox and beauty dish. After the break I decided to try Joel Grimes cross light Rembrandt technique and boom I was blown away at how good it was.
At the end I also tried the beauty dish to see the difference between the two. All photos were edited on my ipad using the snapseed app during the shoot.