I know very little about photography so any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have been put in charge of photographing a large quantity of furniture for auction purposes which will end up online and in print. I am realizing that I need to invest in some lighting equipment to get some good photographs. I was told that I should buy 2 Rifa lights (55) by Lowel. After looking these up Im finding out how expensive they are. Does anyone have any ideas for alternate brands or less expensive options? My budget for lights is about $500. I like the 'softbox' idea because it seems to be pretty simple and fool proof. Thoughts?