Lighting has been my area of interest lately and i've been looking through this section and reading some books to better get a grasp on what to consider and such for my set up. Now the question! I already own a 430 EX II and i'm trying to determain which would be the better setup/which would be the most effective set up. Speed lites are great because they are light weight and easy to transport and strobes (while being much heavier) has some great lighting power (So do speedlites as well). SOO If weight wasn't an issue which would be better to invest in? I know a good set of speedlites and some knowledge and know how will go a long way but I would hate to invest money in a speedlite setup if it didn't fit the part. So key things to consider here:
-I'm still in the Navy and when I go back out to sea I may want to take some of that gear with me.
-Im looking for an effective setup based on lighting power and effective use.
-when I say lighting set up this includes getting light stands, transmitters / receivers, soft boxes (and things of that nature) and any other bits needed.
Thanks again and I know it's drawn out, I just want to make sure I spend my money wisely and know that where it's going to is gonna be a good long term use set up. If anything I said seems kind of off just remember i'm still learning the in's and outs of lighting and such so don't beat me too bad.