Ten blog posts that walk you step-by-step through the basics of using a flash in your photography. http://thepinuppodcast.com re-pinned this because we are trying to make the pinup community a little bit better.
If I could only teach you one thing in this photography basics series, it would be to set your camera in aperture priority for the next six months. When you want full depth-of-field, choose a high f-stop (aperture). When you want shallow depth of field, choose a lower f-stop. Your pictures will DRAMATICALLY improve when you learn to control the depth-of-field.