Originally Posted by wrwhite
Looking into purchasing a strobe or a kit to start taking my hobby to the next level. Im leaning towards alien bees due to all the great reviews. I have 300-500 to spend so any direction I can get would be fantastic. Also should I get a package with 2 lights or would it be better to get 1 with more power. Please set me straight.
Great post, and great feedback thus far. I'd litke to leapfrog off this and get the reactions of the group.
Same situation, but expand the budget to $1,000. The long-term intent is to shoot children, portraits, and in home private glamour....and the occasional in studio pinup as budget allows. Would you look towards the value and diversity that $1,000 buys in Alien Bees, or do you forego the broad selection and commit to the long-term quality of Hensel? I was all set to pop for Alien Bees, and then I spent two days with Rolando. "Guys spend $5,000 on cameras which are outdated in two years and then skimp on lights that will last for 10 years." The man makes a good point...
So how about it? You've got $1,000 to spend (plus or minus another $250 if it really makes sense)...what would you do?
And Rolando...if you see this...did you get my PM about the promotional offers from the workshop? Again, great workshop...I'm offically out for the next Chicago workshop with newborn, but will return in October. Get a date on the calendar and let me know!