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.