Coming up I have a few portrait shoots. All of the sudden there are several people wanting family portraits, and a corporation that's made the INC 500 list that wants me to do executive photos. I have photo money saved up for the "new" 5D, but with these opportunities, I am thinking my money would be better spent on some good equipment for on-location portraits. Here is what I'm currently looking into: Alienbee 800's kit $750 shipped - http://www.alienbees.com/digi.html - (extra $110 to upgrade to 800s). Includes 2 umbrellas, stands, cases, and sync cords. Portable backdrop kit - ~$99 from Adorama, etc Backdrops - what's the best way to get good professional solid-color ones like in stock photos? (greens, blues, greys) Softbox - benefits over umbrellas? Do I really have to spend $250+ for a softbox!? If you could give any advice that would be great. How much would this equip benefit me?