Flash photography tips 2.0

Flash photography tips Here's a list of what I had to figure out... 1.What lights and equipment do we need and what to Buy? 2.What's better...Umbrellas or Softboxes? (or what the heck are they?) 3.What is better Continuous Lighting or Strobes? 4.How to use my flash on the camera to eliminate shadows and get professional shots? 5.How to get professional results using a (1) light set up? 6.How to use a Hairlight and should I?