Hi everyone, my name is Brent Guiliano (@brent.guiliano). I’m a lifelong Philadelphian and am primarily into shooting landscapes, cityscapes, and more recently — wildlife photography. I made the jump to my first Sony body, the α6000, in 2016. Now, about four years later, I am on to my third Sony body, the α7R IV. I enjoy going on camping trips into the many state parks in the surrounding tristate area to capture the waterfalls and beautiful scenery. You’ll also often find me early mornings in downtown Philadelphia to capture a sunrise — or taking in blue hour over our growing iconic city skyline.
No matter the location, I always have this setup in my bag.
Photographer Brent Guiliano (@brent.guiliano) shows us his Sony Alpha kit for capturing colorful landscapes, iconic cityscapes, wildlife & more.
Sony α7R IV: This is my go-to camera body for all of my photography, given its versatility and adaptability. The α7R IV has such detail and resolution from its 61-megapixel sensor. I find this extremely useful when I’m refining my images in post-production, allowing me to recompose in landscape shots or crop in tighter in a wildlife shot without losing any fine details.
Photo by Brent Guiliano. Sony α7R IV. Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master. 20-secs., f/10, ISO 100
Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master: This is my workhorse lens. As you can see by my gear picture, it’s on my α7R IV 90% of the time. I find that this focal length range is great for all sorts of shots. I’ve used it for everything from landscapes and cityscapes to astrophotography. The tack sharp detail and fast aperture give it a permanent spot in my bag.
Photo by Brent Guiliano. Sony α7R IV. Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master. 90-secs., f/11, ISO 100
Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master: Sometimes, especially in landscape photography, you need to go wider. I love to shoot waterfalls, and Pennsylvania’s state parks never disappoint, especially when the fall foliage is at its peak. I love using this lens wide at 16mm to capture every detail of the landscape. It’s also super sharp, I often find details in photos in post that I didn’t even see in the field. Plus at f/2.8, this is now my go-to astrophotography lens. It also never leaves my bag.
Photo by Brent Guiliano. Sony α7R IV. Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master. 60-secs., f/11, ISO 100
Sony 200-600mm f/5/6-6.3 G: This lens is my newest addition. I’ve taken some trips recently where I wished I had a little more reach. This lens turned me on to wildlife photography, which is a new type of photography for me. I love how compact this lens seems, even though it packs a large zoom capability.
Photo by Brent Guiliano. Sony α7R IV. Sony 200-600mm f/5/6-6.3 G. 1/1500-sec., f/6.3, ISO 2000
Photo by Brent Guiliano. Sony α7R IV. Sony 200-600mm f/5/6-6.3 G. 1/30-sec., f/6.3, ISO 1600
Sony 70-200mm f/4 G: This was my first telephoto lens and I chose it instead of the G Master f/2.8 mainly due to size and weight. I love this lens for when I want to get more intimate, minimalist landscape shots.
Photo by Brent Guiliano. Sony α7R IV. Sony 70-200mm f/4 G. 1-sec., f/9.5, ISO 100
Nisi Filters/Adapter rings/Filter holder: I love taking long exposures. These neutral density filters allow me to shoot with long exposure in bright sunlight during the day. I also find they are incredibly clear and durable.
Induro CLT303L tripod and Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball head: This has been my tripod setup for a while now. The carbon fiber Induro legs are very sturdy yet incredibly light. The Real Right Stuff B-55 ball head is just the best. It’s almost indestructible, and I never worry about camera shake/movement.
Photo by Brent Guiliano. Sony α7R IV. Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master. 1-sec., f/11, ISO 100
Sony wireless remote commander (RMTDSLR2): Great compact wireless remote I use to activate the shutter, which helps eliminate any camera shake.
MindShift Gear Backlight 36L: This is a new bag for me. I needed something bigger to carry the 200-600mm and my other pieces of kit, and I love the ease of the back opening to get gear in and out.
Sony NP-FZ100: These have great battery life, but I always like to carry at least one spare.
Giottos Rocket Air Blaster: Great to have around to clean lenses and various other equipment.
Apple 15” Macbook: Great machine for editing photos while on a trip. Super thin, easily fits in any of my camera bags.
Peak Design Cuff: Great, small and durable strap to carry my α7R IV.