My name is Giuliano Berti. I’m a documentary and reportage photographer based in Turin. Corporate events and portraits are also part of my business. I shoot for major companies and agencies, both nationally and internationally.
After a career as an engineer, I decided to switch to photography because I wanted to tell stories, mostly sports related. As a former athlete, I find sport being a beautiful school of life – a path made of dedication, passion and sacrifice towards greats achievements.
This is what I normally need to shoot my works (both documentary and corporate):
Nikon Z6 Body + FTZ Mount Adapter – An amazing and reliable mirrorless. Pretty new in the gear list and is my main camera now. Works great at high ISO.
Nikon D750 Body – A great value for money DSLR. Really helpful in low light conditions while using flash lights, is also great as a backup camera.
Fujifilm X100S – My favourite camera for travelling and little reportages. Tiny and strong, it goes unnoticed so you can get the real vibe of the world around you. I love it!
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 – Versatile and super useful. It’s always with me.
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II – My main lens for portraits and events. Very sharp at wide apertures and is great if you want your subject to stand out from the background. Cons – it’s a bit heavy but worth the effort.
These are my basic everyday lenses. I’m planning to expand my list in the near future with some fixed lens, a 35mm and an 85mm probably.
Nikon SB-910 Flash – A great speedlight. It never misses a shot. In TTL you can bounce it everywhere and it always gives you a great and even light.
Godox V1-N – Great as a backup TTL flash or super useful when you need to build a little studio set on location and want to travel light.
Godox AD200 Pro – Superb, reliable and a tiny travel studio light. It works well indoor and outdoor. Very light and compact and the battery lasts up to 500 shots. Can’t do without it!
Godox AD600B – My solution for studio shootings. Sometimes it also comes with me for a little trip here and there. Nice!
Godox XPro-N TTL Flash Trigger – The soul of the Godox system. A handful to regulate your flashes without moving from your shooting position.
Lowepro Pro Tactic 450 AW – The working backpack! It’s compact, tough and fits anything I need when I travel with my gear.
Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod + 496RC2 Ball Head – A steady and compact tripod, it’s the right balance between transportability and reliability. I’m not a fan of the ball head, but it works fine for what I do. I don’t use the tripod very often anyway.
Manfrotto MM290A4 Monopod – I rarely use it, but on those rare occasions it works super fine.
A black umbrella – Very versatile and useful in tons of different situations. Always with me when I need an on-location studio set.
Phottix Raja Deep Parabolic Softbox – A parabolic softbox which gives my studio portraits that little twist I love.
Lastolite Reflector – Well… it’s a reflector :)
Hardware & Software
MacBook Pro 15” – I’d be lost without it. Fast, efficient and reliable. A tough guy.
SanDisk Extreme SSD 1TB – Fast, small and solid. Plus, is dust and water-resistant. Great for a quick backup or to work on the field.
WD 1TB My Passport Ultra – Useful when I need to carry all my work with me.
Photo Mechanic – For fast selections on the field, when clients are in a rush.
Adobe Lightroom – My main editing software, it’s also very useful to keep an eye on my archive.
Adobe Photoshop – Whenever I need to make deeper post-production or to add that final touch.
A good pair of running or trekking shoes, an all-seasons sleeping bag and a lightweight tent.
The fact you are working doesn’t mean you can’t have fun!