Hey guys! I'm aware of the pros and cons of speedlights vs strobes, and after using both over the last few months I definitely prefer, or am just more comfortable with, strobes. But obviously there's monetary drawbacks to strobes.
So, what I'd like to know is from a standpoint of having a strobe (PCB) and a couple modifiers (octa and beauty dish), as well as 3 speedlights and a a couple umbrellas (and a vflat), how can I most efficiently make the best of my speedlights in (primarily) a studio environment?
In brief, short of loading up on more strobes and modifiers, what can I do/buy to make the best use of speedlights and make them soft/controllable/etc? Or are flags, diffusers, and other things of more use? I'm most interested in kicker/rim/fill lighting which I believe is lacking currently. But, any suggestions are helpful!
Wish I could buy everything, don't we all :).