Flickr user heartbeatbox has some amazing and inspiring quasi-abstract photos. I think you can even buy prints and I may do that some day.
photojojo tips for easy home studio with only 5 ingredients (window, flash for bouncing, tripod, backgrounds, reflector card)
DIY lightscoop for bouncing your popup flash into the ceiling or wall.
cute kid, nice light (falloff not too strong, so light was a bit farther away, quite soft but directional, from the right, maybe a bit higher than on axis; is this "short" light? - the side of the face that is directed away from the camera is lit)
Street photography by Rui Palha
beach. DO I need say more?
painterly windowlight portrait
Dos: Te creo. http://www.wattpad.com/37534765-en-espera-del-tiempo-dos-te-creo
soft light from front right; could be window light?