David Hobby has devoted his blog to helping photographers master the art of lighting. His Strobist website covers basic equipment, techniques, and lighting used by real photographers on real shoots. It's great to see the equipment being moved around, see the studio or location lighting setup, then view the final shot and learn how the photographer lit the subject and problem solved. In our Video Pick this week, the Strobist gives us a tongue-in-cheek rundown of basics, which will serve as a good checklist for beginner and pro alike.
Oh, and if you're wondering how popular a subject like lighting is to photographers, note David's 350,000 regular Strobist readers.