As you can see from my signature my equipment list is short and unsophisticated. I recently bought the Beast for tight portraiture work of my young children. Because of this purchase I am tapped out for the rest of the year. I would like to set up a temporary studio for holiday pictures but I have some questions. I was gifted, thanks dad, some old backdrops, 2 light stands, 2 lamp lights (these are the kind that use a regular light bulb and they have a 8 inch reflector), one large soft box, and about five flash slaves (the kind that screw into a 110 lamp socket). My questions are: Will the small screw in slaves provide enough light? What if one of them is in the soft box? Would I be better off putting my SB600 in the soft box and triggering it with a cord? Do I really need a light meter? I have a vision of what I want to do. Im just not sure my equipment is capable. If there is something I missed or you would like more info please let me know. I appreciate you taking the time to read and respond.