Strobe or Flash Lighting?
I have also been trying to learn lighting with speedlights and just as you have stated it has become a large waste of my time and effort as you can not see modeling lights as mentioned. Now that I have realized that I will need mono lights do you have suggestions for a starting kit I would like to have something for indoor and outdoor use. I do have photoflex softboxes and saw their Triton flash kit 300WS. I also came across Cowboy studio lighting at very good price. Thanks.