I think that I visited Zack’s blog after watching a one light workshop promotion video on youtube (something funny about bumping into a cop while shooting the video), then I got really “in love” with him (although he is not my type ).
While strobist.com got much to commercial and diyphotography.net does it too , Zack’s blog remained untouched and keeps his goals with one off camera normal flash (the strobist way 3 years ago).
If you haven’t visited the site yet go on and do it now as its probably the best information source for beginners and pros as well!
This the best starting point to visit Zack’s site (my opinion), its a six part great tutorial about white seamless photography and how to use and do this very common technique, and master this quickly. Read it, even if its a little long one (take some coffee breaks ). There is lighting basics, setup basics and some easy photoshop in it, so you get almost all the info you need!
The only downside that I find here is that Zack mainly uses the big flash Westcott Apollo 28″ Light Modifier softbox
which my be a little expensive for beginners.
Visit this site and bookmark it, You’ll never regret it!!!