I'm not exactly sure this is the place I need to be, but I do know for sure that I need some help. My husband and I have a small photography business that is just beginning to grow and grow. We started out shooting our portraits outside, with natural light and it worked out great, but then we decided that we needed to move things indoors and buy some studio lighting. Well, we found a great deal on brand new studio lighting on e-bay. I am very pleased with what we have purchased, except for the fact that when we do shots on a black backdrop, they are very dark and grainy. The lighting we purchased is continuous, so I don't use flash and I prefer not to, since I think that gives it too much of a snapshot effect, if that makes sense. Although we've been working to build our business for about a year now, there is still much to learn and I'm hoping this forum will help us out along the way. My theory on the lighting is that the bulbs just need to be brighter, but I cannot figure out the maximum wattage allowed for our sockets and the seller is difficult to reach. I am going to be using this equipment this weekend and need a prompt response, that I've realized I am not going to receive from the seller. So, I cam here. If you have any suggestions, please post them. Thank you.