What the others have said is very good advice........................

My advice is to visit the archives here at APUG and read them before buying anything or enrolling in a class. R. Fowler posted recently a web site address that is the best fundamental information on classic portrait photography I have seen to date. The technique shown on that web site is applicable to any subject matter any where. Learn these lighting techniques and you can adapt them to product, portrait, fine art or what ever you choose to photograph. There are other web sites that are of value, but none in my opinion to compare to the raw information available on Fowlers recommended site. I could post the address, but I want you to browse a bit and see what other goodies you might find!

Charlie.......................