My daughter got me a vintage lighting book for Christmas. I took a stab at Edwardian lighting today.
I put a soft box overhead to mimic a skylight, and diffused light coming from the living room window to camera left to open my face a bit more. I also placed a reflector card just to the right of me to throw a little more light at my back. I processed the photos in Color Efex Pro to give them a vintage feel.
You can see a few more at my SmugMug gallery.