Hereâ€™s an inexpensive studio lighting kit that you can try. The Amvona DP-LH-3497O enSuite Light Head Kit, with its 34-inch diameter umbrella diffuser, can provide good quality lighting just like any other professional quality softboxes but its price is peanuts compared to the pro types.
Word spreads around that this Amvona kit can be fished out of eBay for less than a hundred dollars, while most setups like this one will set you back about $500.
Our friends over at L7foto.com got to test this softbox kit and came up with the conclusion that itâ€™s good for the money. It might not be as sturdy, but the light quality is just as good as any.