I now have a continous daylight, er, light stand, black and white backdrops, and light reflectors to play with. I also have my eye on a cheapish f/1.8 lens for my camera. (edit - now on the way from Amazon)
I love the colour of shiny gold in pics, so I will be experimenting with gold in compositions and better use of lighting.
I am now using Raw instead of on-camera conversion to jpeg.