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I am new to strobes (studio lighting) in photography. I love the idea of blowing out the background, or making the image very emotive, with a dark black background for sports portraits.
However I am not sure what are the advantages of buying studio lighting specifically for photography over just high powered (very bright) lighting which you can buy from any light store or camping store?
I get that with studio lights you can attach wireless triggers and make the lights go off only when you click the shutter button, but other than that power/money/function wise what am I missing which makes strobes worth the money?
The only factors I can see are branding build quality, and maybe the ability /flexibility to use a wireless trigger (I have yong nuo Y622 C) over a cable when connecting your camera to your studio lighting (strobes)?
And obviously you would pay more for both the build quality and added functionality in the ways you can trigger the lights.
The only downside though that I can see to just using high powered lamps is the fact you wouldn't be able to control the light, only turning it on when you click the shutter button. Instead it would be always on or always off. (since there seems to be no standard for measuring light, specialy across disciplines, e.g. photography >> watt seconds?, cycling >> luminosity, building houses >> watts)
Other than that detractor there must be something I am missing on this topic. For photography lighting I would have though the higher the power or watt sec the better (it can light up more of a scene, and still work really well at night).