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Swift Moon
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In the real world I'm a USAF bomb disposal technician. I'd rather be a photographer, seems some how less blowy-uppy.
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I Need Strobe Advice

Tue May 12, 2015, 9:50 PM
I want to get into real strobe work, but it's kind of inscrutable.  Is this one of the things where I'm going to be fine with 250 Watt Neewers or am I going to eventually end up buying 600 Watt Alien Bees eventually anyway so I shouldn't waste money on the cheap stuff initially.

Also, how many do I need,  Main, Fill, and Hair, or do I need a fourth, or a fifth??

My current plan is to get two 300 Watt AC/DC lights for fill and hair and then a 600 Watt AC/DC to use as a main and as a fill light for sunlight.  Am I headed in the wrong direction?

Also, would be thankful for brand or feature recommendations, as well as accessories.  I have beauty dishes  and a couple home-made snoots (cardboard whisky bottle sleeves work great) that I use with speedlights, but am looking at a big softbox with a honeycomb and a couple umbrellas.

If you've read this far you probably know more than I do, any help would be appreciated.

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Euphoria59 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav !
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Ankit456 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for :+fav:
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome.
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RuralCrossroads360 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Thank you for the Llama and the watch!:D (Big Grin) 
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Likewise.
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jblaschke Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly for the fave! Much appreciated!
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much for the :+fav: on Another castle panorama by vw1956 X-ray Fella (Works) by Ehsartem
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much for the :star: on farm II by vw1956 Fav fella (Badge) by Ehsartem
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much for the fav´s Hug fella (love) by Ehsartem
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Likewise.  Thanks.
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