I hope this forum name (newbies corner) lives up to it's name and i'll not get flamed for the question below ha.
Anyway, I am interested in taking portraits outdoors (perhaps in dim areas) and was wondering which is better in terms of providing sufficient lighting for a good shot. Strobes or flash? I did a minor market survey and realise strobes are about $200? Is there anything that is relatively cheaper and good enough for a beginner to try out?