Despite completeing most of the various Maya tutorals in good time- one or two each week, have been terrible about uploading the results of these sessions. I intend to rectify this issue very soon!
Here is the resulting image from playing around with lighting. I feel that tutorials like this are really going to help me understand lighting in general, both cinematically in live action sequences as well as workig out how to light a CG universe. A really helpful tutorial.