October 12, 2021

Nikon D5600 Portrait Lens

How to take portraits with Nikon D5600

The Nikon D5600 is a DSLR camera that has 24 Megapixels. You can take stunning photos with it’s improved white balance and large sensitivity range. The camera has many amazing features. However, portrait photographers might have some issues with the Nikon D5600 settings. Here are some tips to ensure that your Nikon D5600 settings for portrait photography are correct.

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Photographing portraits with Nikon D5600

Step 1. Customize the White Balance

After considering how much ambient light is present in the scene, you can adjust the white balance of the image. You have a variety of white balance options depending on what light is available in your environment.

If you’re shooting portraits in a space, use indoor lighting. You can set the WB setting to Incandescent in this case. You can set the WB setting to Flash if you only want to rely on the flash’s light. If your settings have different types of light sources, you can set a custom white balance mode.

Nikon D5600 Portrait Settings – white balance auto
Nikon D5600 Portrait Settings – white balance fluorescent
Nikon D5600 Portrait Settings – white balance shade
Nikon D5600 Portrait Settings – white balance incandescent

Step 2. Metering your photo

Nikon d5600 portrait photography settings

Matrix Metering is a great way to get portraits with Nikon D5600. Once you have focused, press the AE Lock to recompose your photo. You can also use the AE lock to take the photo.

 Step 3. The perfect focus

Nikon d5600 portrait photography settings

To achieve precise focus, set Single Area AF to the camera and ensure that the focus area is sharp. Portraits are sharpest when the subject’s eyes are visible. You will need to ensure that the focus point is correctly set if your subject is not in the center. This can be done by placing the focus point at the farthest end of all the focus points. This will ensure that your subject is the focal point of your photograph when you are composing it.

Alternately, you can use the Nikon D5600’s AF Lock button to lock the focus point in a specific area of an image. A distinct beep will indicate that the subject is in focus. When shooting in low lighting, turn on the Focus Assist lamp.

Step 4. Choice of lens

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200MM f/4-5.6G ED

Nikon d5600 portrait photography settings

Tamron 16-300 F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro

Nikon d5600 portrait photography settings

Nikon AfFxNikkor 50mm F/1.8d Prime Lens

Nikon d5600 portrait photography settings

A zoom lens or telephoto lens should be used to create a portrait. Set the focal length of the lens you choose to 60mm, 85mm 105mm, 200mm or 200mm. Wide-angle lenses such as the 1855 lens can distort the face of your subject in an unflattering manner. A focal length of 300mm or more will cause your subject to look distorted and unnatural.

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