Lighting is from two point lights, with the upper one with raytracing shadows.
What lighting and shadow setup are you using and how are you compiling (photoshop?),,,,,,,,dave
Sorry mate, you're misunderstanding me. It's not the "blurriness" of the shadows I'm interested in, they're blurry the way I like it. It's the fact that on the Use Background object, they're way too light, and when compositing the image on something else, the shadows look white, not black.
To get crisper shadows you need to turn down light radius to some thing like .3 and shadow rays to say 5 and see how you get on................dave
Also see this tutorial (I think by Jay) so you can just get the shadows for the bachground