Hello, let me start by saying how much I have appreciated (most) all of your tips and pointers...from those of you that are Pro and have been for many years to those of you just starting out giving your insight from an entry level perspective. I am truly greatful to have a tool such as this Forum to use in my learning.
I have a $700 budget to get myself into a Portable Studio Strobe setup. I have done several weddings for close friends and family members who did not have the financial capabilities to pay a true Wedding Photographer, as well as some family portraits for the same reasons. I want to expand my skills and equipment to be able to provide a better product to my "clients".
I currently have this equipment:
Canon 17-85mm IS USM
Canon 50mm 1.8
(Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM that I can use most anytime)
Canon 580EX II
Manfroto 055XPROB Tripod
Manfroto 486RC2 Ballhead
I understand that with a $700 budget I wont be able to get much, but I want something that will last and that I can possibly upgrade or add on to at a later date. Suggestions as to where to order from would help also if you have them...thanks again.