Here's the story. I was working on putting together a very small, home based photography studio. I was buying equipment off eBay and doing my best to spend very little. The goal of this studio was to give myself a place to practice my lighting while doing some self portrait work (I haven't anyone near by who cares to model for me). In the end, I had to take the equipment down a few months ago because my ex and I are separating and moving apart. No big deal...Life goes on. But now I have access to a barn loft that I am renovating to allow me to once again setup my little studio. Currently I have the following equipment : 2 x 1000 Watt continuous light soft boxes, 20" x 30" (5500K) 2 x 7' adjustable light stands 1 x 12' (wide) x 10' (tall) muslin stand 2 x 10' (wide) x 24' (tall) muslins (1 red acidwash, 1 green acidwash) 1 x Olympus FL-50R flash I've been toying with the idea of getting some monolights to put in this loft studio once I am ready to set my gear up again. I was thinking a minimum of two monolights. My problem is, I don't know what size to get. Basically, I'll only be doing self portraits with these lights right now. I'll likely want to do mostly full body shots and not just head shots. I did buy a pair of 150WS monolights (no namers) from eBay and am awaiting for their arrival. I have two questions... For a small studio setup and portraits containing the entire body, what would be an average size monolight to use? Secondly, how many lights would be used typically? Below is a photo I took some time back when I had still had my gear assembled. Its an example of what I've been able to achieve with the little gear I current have. This was done with just the two continious softboxes that I have. They were in VERY close proximity to the subject! I've been told that strobes of some sort are the way to go though... I'm willing to roll with that...LoL. Advice anyone? Cheers!! - Daniel P.S. Feel free to comment on the photo. I could use some good old fashioned C&C while you're all here. But before you say it - Yes! I was going for the Jesus Christ starring into the devine light look...LoL.