Old topic but Destro also asked about lighting setups and separating background and foreground. Recently I stumbled across this site that has a LOT of useful info on lighting with lots of pictures and points on theory and other neat things.
A few specific posts that are of interest:
Lighting from Master to Close Up:
Storytelling Through Composition:
Training Your Eye:
Fun fact: This is the DP that Christian Bale was yelling at during his infamous Terminator: Salvation incident.