Hello all, let me introduce myself - I call myself Majutsu, and I love taking photos - doing ebay now for a while, and I probably fit in as a beginner. Probably took over 10,000 photos now, but never studied photography or know as much as I should about it. I was never happy with my ebay photos because of the lighting -- and now that I have to make a website for my boss - our pictures don't have to be perfect I want to get the background out of the way as much as possible more than before. I always have been on continuous lighting - ranging from the standard incandescent, first halogen (yellow), then Fluorex flood (Home Depot), now I was about to go onto GE Reveal (I don't have a big budget). All of them always had gray in it, contrast problems, etcetera whereby Gimp's->Tools->Color->AutoAdjust function was able to get out much of it, but not all of it, and not all the time. Particularly orange/read colors were poorly contrasted. After looking at this guy's site praising GE Reveal for basic photography: http://web.mit.edu/cjoye/www/photo/tests.html I only wondered what he was talking about, the flash pictures looked better. More depth and everything. So I broke down and brought a couple of EZcubes to diffuse the light and all that. I photograph mostly small coins, medals, and badges but do make photos of suits too. So that type of product photography, using macro, would a flash kit be the right thing? Something like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/2-LIGHT-360-W-S...3QQihZ010QQcategoryZ30087QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem It won't break my bank. Sorry to be so longwinded, but I hear contradictory answers all over the net - probably because most people have different needs. Some people reccomend day balanced cfls, but I heard bad things about them from time to time, not too mention my fluorex are probably close to them already.