I just started at a smallish, wholesale snack food company as art director/graphic designer. I have to become as good as I can at shooting our products for new packaging and web. We have a Nikon D40X and Sigma 50 mm 1:2.8 DS macro lens. Before I got here, marketing was taking photos and they were really pretty good compositions and staging, but the lighting was poor. There are two lamps with aluminum reflectors and EIKO 500W bulbs and another small soft box (I didn't see what it was). We shoot in an small alcove that has been painted white for reflection, but with three lights I still can't get "enough light." Unfortunately, there is nowhere to shoot in natural light or I wouldn't have a problem. SO to the actual question. I have been reading and a lot of people say to shoot with strobes, like Alien Bees. Is this the best way to go for dry food shots? How much more light will I be getting? How many strobes do I need in a dark room? (Cost is a consideration.) Thanks for helping out an extreme noobie!