My Exact Lighting Equipment | Farmington, NM Photographer

You would like to explore studio lighting but it confuses you like mad because of the myriad of options and brands. Where do you start? What is the best brand? Do I need one light, two, or three? Do I need a reflector?

Well I’ve got you covered friend!

I was so incredibly frustrated too. I tried to learn studio lighting by myself by watching hours and hours of YouTube videos – YouTube has all the answers right? I decided that YouTube left me more confused because everyone has a different way of doing things.

Professional Help

So I decided that I needed help from a professional children’s photographer. I paid for a workshop from an incredible photographer who shoots for

That was the best decision I had made.


Today, I will share with you the exact equipment that I use and what I was trained on.

I hope this takes all the confusion out of studio lighting for you!

This is my exact one light set-up . I don’t use a reflector though.
This is my light, the AlienBees b400.
13-foot Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand
Soft Silver PLMâ„¢ Umbrellas, 64 inch The black cord that you see connects the b400 to your camera. It is included so there is no extra purchase.
PLM White Front Diffusion Fabric, the white fabric cover that slips over the PLM
Hot shoe adapter. I didn’t want to spend $300 on wireless receivers like the PocketWizard. So I bought the hot shoe adapter. It’s about $15. It syncs your camera to the b400 through the sync cord that you see hanging out from the b400 above.

Zia Photography is a fine art photographer in Farmington, New Mexico. I specialize in motherhood, babies, and families. I would love to help document your heart, your most precious memories, and your legacy! Please contact me here or call me @ 505-634-9495 I look forward to hearing from you!



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