Originally Posted by Absolutley Digital
I have two sets of strobes (photogenic), I have never used continuous lighting and was wondering is there an upside to using them over strobes?
There are upsides and downsides to everything we use. They all serve purposes. Depending on applications, working environment and comfort zones of equiptment, will determine upsides and downsides.
Several successful photographers continue to shoot with HMI lighting and find that more appropriate for their style vs strobes.
You can also use both strobes and hot lights at the same time. So there are upsides.
Downsides if your continuous light source is not very powerful, you are strapped to shooting at very low shutter speeds and wide open aperture settings.
Downsides if your continuous light source is Home Depot. One has to be a craftsman if light modifiers are desired.
Keep in mind that strobes will freeze action. It's basically a high shutter speed in itself.
See there are lots of upsides and downsides. Figuring out applications is more important.
You have heard the saying, "you don't take a dog to a pony show", applies here.