Hello the photo forum! So this is my problem. I have always wanted to get more into studio photography and our school studio is broken and will be for a long time. I also got a huge opportunity to do some fashion photography in the next couple weeks. I was first thinking about getting the AlienBee B800's but I found they were to expensive for me. I have been approved by AlienBees to get a 10% student discount on their lights and I plan to get two B400's. I already have a 9ft white paper roll backdrop and backdrop stand but my dad keeps saying that these lights are expensive and keeps asking if I am sure I want to spend that much money on some lights. He basically thinks I wont use them much after the fashion shoot I do. What do you think I should do? Both lights + stands + my discount comes out to be like $480 I really want to take up this opportunity to shoot this model and I figure if i want to do that I will need to get some lights and practice. I guess I could always sell them on ebay but I dont want to think of this situation ending like that.