Hi, A group member previously asked about which brand names for lighting equipment are good. He got his answer here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=699040&highlight=profoto I wanted to ask this question a bit differently. As the title to my post says: How did you "get trapped" with the lighting equipment or "choosing" your lighting equipment !!! Many of us, don't live near a large city that offers a lot of brand names to check them out. One kind of goes by gut feeling, and/or the "research" one does prior to the purchase. And then, one just mail orders. At least, that is what I will do. As I am doing my research now. I wanted to say that if I were to buy any lighting equipment today, I would feel very attracted to know which brand or brand names may have been used by the following photographers. (I have heard that "to the discriminating and experienced eye - not my eye! - is quite easy to determine the brand name used just by looking at the picture" !!!) http://albertwatson.net/ http://www.richardavedon.com/#p=-1&a=-1&at=-1 http://www.demarchelier.net/home.html Thank you in advance, very kind regards, igmolinav : ) !!!