Quote Originally Posted by ParkerSmithPhoto View Post
As far as learning lighting goes, nothing beats a digital camera. That's your Polaroid. If you want to shoot a final version on film, you'll be very happy that you didn't spend four rolls to get the light just right.

Lighting is the soul of photography. You'll be a much better photographer for all the time you invest in it.
I remember learning lighting using Polaroids. A digital camera is a great substitute. Strobes aren't a great tool to learn because there isn't a constant light. Get a set of inexpensive hot lights with a digital camera to learn how to light first.

When using strobes, you must have a way to proof your shot. Modeling lights most of the time doesn't match the strobe.