A few days before Christmas I had gotten a call to shoot a rush portrait of an author for web and print, and she didn't want a dark background is all I was told, which can be taken literally or mean very little. Since it was at a location I had never seen I brought WAY too much light, just in case. After a tour of the home I was able to talk to the author a little more in-depth and found out the subject matter was of "New Beginnings" and establishing a new mental paradigm when faced with incurable physical illness. No wonder she didn't want a "dark" background, not even somber or "serious" would do in my opinion. For whatever reason a "Bright Summer Morning" came to mind and she loved it, so on this blustery cold winter night with just a bit of rainy snow starting to come down I lit up her kitchen for a happier mood, a new paradigm, a bright summer morning. And I only needed two lights, who knew... Now, this was recorded using a "D" word capture device, but I thought the experience, solution and diagram might be of use to some here, since the lighting is the main subject and is applicable cross platform. edit: In case anyone is concerned, I asked for and received the authors blessing to post this.