I committed to shooting a portrait of a friend's baby at three months of age....and that date is coming up in about six weeks. Only problem is, I know little about the flash world in general and the Nikon flash world in particular. I see Adorama offering a bargain two-stand plus umbrella plus flash kit (with automatic triggering) for $250. I see I can get a two stand and umbrella kit for about $100. I know I can pay $185 each for two SB-600s with approximately the same guide number as the Adorama kit, thus putting together a minimal CLS kit for about $470, or nearly twice as much. But I am full of questions: * Versus the Adorama, what advantage would a two-light Nikon CLS setup provide? Is it simply controlling power output from the central commander, vs physically setting the level or moving the lights? If not, what other advantage? * What advantage would having at least one Nikon strobe be an SB-800 give? Any? Any for this particular use? * Can the Nikon system use snoots, barndoors, lightboxes, etc. like regular studio lights/flashes. Are these available custom made for the Nikons, or do they only require a generic stand fitting? * Does the auto-light setup really work for a portrait setting, or is a hard-wired sync a better option. * What kind of backdrop would you recommend for a baby portrait? Homemade? Commercial? I am sure there are other things I need to know and don't know I need to know, but if you can help me with these questions it will help and I'd appreciate it. Then tell me what else I need to know . Casual portraits I can handle. Candid portraits I can handle. But a studio-type shot is not something I've tried before and I'd like a little time to test it out (anybody got a large size baby doll they'd like to donate?). Your help would be greatly appreciated.