I have and I've been practicing the metering thing, which I was completely oblivious to before. :blushing: I am figuring it out. So someone mentioned this FPBK1 Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Flash Basic Kit with 2 160 Watt Second Flashes, 7' Light Stands, 33" White Umbrellas & Softex Carrying Case. in another thread and I've been looking for affordable lighting. I had recently put up a thread asking if I should get a 50mm 1.8 and a 55-250mm lens or just a 50mm 1.4.... Well, now I'm thinking... should I try to find out a combo of those and this lighting set? I am doing mostly people shots. Inside and out. Kids, couples, singles, all of it (not for $, but still want it to be good!). So... anyone have any advice? Skip the lighting until I can afford more or sacrifice a lens and get the lighting? I'm looking to spend about $5-600 on camera stuff soon. Would love to figure out something in that range that would really help me out. I am gonna need a tripod too. Should I just get an on camera flash unit with a good diffuser? So much to think about! Thanks in advance for any useful advice!