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...I'm always fighting the urge to drop the fstop, ruined some nice shots doing that ugh, one eye in focus, one out, nice. Then I discovered DOF charts a year ago. But still I have to always remember to raise it to get my desired DOF and effects, thinking the shot through in my head. The light kit I bought is an experiment to me, it may end up on Craigslist, if I have to fight it to get proper exposure and wb lol. We'll see.
I've taken photography courses in high school, college, and by mail; been a member of a photographers' cooperative; worked in a studio; etc., and I always found lighting to be harder -- and more fun -- than the basics of composition, film developing and printing (back when we used paper and chemicals and stuff), and other aspects.
I can whole-heartedly suggest two books on the subject of exposure and lighting: Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson, and Light -- Science and Magic by Fil Hunter, Paul Fuqua, and Steven Biver.