Since I wrote the original post I found that the desire to use what they call “speedlights” has progressed rapidly. They are portable, modifiers are numerous and there is a lot you can do with them. For more serious shoots I prefer the Alienbee AB800 strobes. I’ve also got a preference for which modifier I want to use with what lights.
This is a great video that involves lighting. It confirmed a lot of what I already knew and answered some questions in the meanwhile. It explains how to manipulate light, how to use a speed light, covers modifiers, shadows, etc. I found it to be very informative. Thanks to http://www.bhphotovideo.com B&H Photo Video</a> for providing us with this awesome bit of information. Here’s your video! http://youtu.be/5byuHJ9uBns