Brooks Short - Tampa, Florida , Oct 07, 2004; 04:23 p.m.
You can use a white fill card instead of a fill light. A hairlight is a good thing as is a background light. A hair and background light will add depth to your photos.
Probably the most common mistake that people beginning in photgraphic lighting make is using light modifyers, umbrellas or softboxes, which are too small and placed too far away from the subject. Hopefully one of your softboxes is 3'x4' which is ideal for portraits of one or two people.