If you are not proficient in artificial lighting, it can see a bit like its own world with its own language. Never fear, though, this great video will get you up to speed on what studio strobes are, how they work, and how to integrate them into your personal workflow.
Coming to you from David Flores with B&H Photo Video, this excellent video will introduce you to studio lights, both how they work and many of the common terms and parameters you will need to know to work with them. When you are ready to move past speedlights, you are likely to discover that there is a lot more versatility and specialization in the world of studio strobes, and you will need to make some decisions revolving around what you shoot, your needs and priorities, and your budget. Do not let any of that scare you, though; artificial lighting is a wonderful world that will open up new creative opportunities and make you a far more versatile photographer. Check out the video above for more.
And if you really want to work on your lighting skills, be sure to check out "Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley!"