I am just now starting to read about and research studio lighting, but was wondering if anyone could give suggestions or starting points on what to look at because there are so many choices out there....it's all very overwhelming.
Here is what I'm wanting:
I do BOTH photography and video, so was tending to think that constant lighting is the better option as opposed to strobes, correct? Of course the downside is that they stay on and thus heat up faster. I would love a kit that has everything in it for a starter. Preferrably 2 backdrops (white & black) with a stand as large as possible, and obviously some softboxes or umbrellas. Which brings me to my next question:
Which are better? Softboxes or umbrellas?
If anyone could post recommendation links to kits like this on Amazon, that would be fantastic! I'd like as good as I can get for as little budget, and right now I don't even know which brands are suggested etc. Thank you very very much for the help!
P.s. I do a lot of dance photography and self-portraits so if the backdrop stand could be as large as possible, that would be an added bonus!