Well, I just picked up my very own first 35mm SLR. I'd taken courses in highschool on photography (before the advent of digital photography) and it really grabbed a hold of me back then. Unfortunately, I didn't have access to my own SLR at the time, and we did NOTHING when it came to artificial lighting in the courses I took, it was all using natural light and concentrated on artistic composition. Now that I have my own camera, I'm wanting to experiment a bit with lighting but I don't know where to start. I have an old Minolta XG-9 (yeah, I know, old, but it's got all the settings I'm familiar with from those old courses). I've found while using my digital camera which has a built in flash that the flash tends to wash everything out, and destroys any of the subtle shadow effects that I was really after when setting up the shot. My question is, where would you all recommend I start when it comes to looking at lighting packages that will work with older 35mm SLRs that won't wash images out. Also, I'm on a rather tight budget, so an eye towards inexpensive is good.