Getting a feel for the studio

My goal for this studio is two fold. First, I want to learn more about studio lighting and how to achieve intended results. And second, to come away with a series of photographs I'm satisfied with, photographed over the next few months.  

This photo was lit using continuous balanced (5000K) lighting with a diffuser/reflector as a light softener.  The camera I chose for this is my Nikon Coolpix P310 in Macro mode. I find using this type of camera much simpler than using my DSLR, especially with the limited space I have to work within.