How to adjust Nikon D7200 portrait settings?
One of the favorite cameras for taking portrait portraits is the Nikon D7200. The D7200 looks similar to the Nikon D7100, its predecessor. The user can obtain up to 18 14-bit lossless compressed images, 27 12-bit compressed RAW images, or 100+ JPEG images with the newly updated Nikon D7200. In 1.3x crop mode, the maximum burst you can get is 6 fps at full size and 7 fps.
The new D7200 will stretch its ISO up to ISO 51,200 and 102,400, unlike the D7100. The D7200 comes with a marginally stronger 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor than its predecessor (D7100 has 24.1 MP sensor). The ‘new image 2.0’ enables users to monitor the images in seven different ways, including the new flat mode, with decreased contrast and maximum dynamic range, giving outstanding image performance.
Steps for Nikon D7200 portrait photography
STEP 1. Understanding your camera in details
There are limitations in terms of exposure, aperture, and speed regulation, whether it is a DSLR, mirrorless, or film camera, and, gradually, it is up to the consumer as to how the performance should be. In addition, it is the duty of the photographer to find out the best possible setting that works for that specific image.
STEP 2. Learn about White Balance
Nikon D7200 portrait settings – white balance
Portrait settings for Nikon D7200-white balance buttons
One of the vital things to note is white balance (WB). By eliminating artificial color casts, it works like wonders, rendering the white object in your captured picture made as ‘white.’ However, some factors such as reflected light from surrounding walls or color casts from a lush green garden can trick the white balance mode of your camera. Auto white balance mode when taking portrait photographs will lead to inconsistent outcomes.
A couple of accessories, such as a wide range of white balance sheets, filters, and disks, can be used to prevent this kind of thing from happening. Some advance checkers and calibrators will allow custom white balance to be generated by users regardless of the type of lighting condition in the given place.
Often, considering the lack of proper lighting, when you need the subject to shine, try using a collapsible reflector, which will bounce back the minimal light to the face of the subject and give the necessary glow.
STEP 3. Go for black and white look
Portrait settings for Nikon D7200-black and white
This tip is for beginners in particular. If you ever face a situation where it is not possible to achieve a good picture with white balance in the lighting available, you can then convert the image to black and white. It will reject any kind of color distraction and retain the focus on the subject, providing the audience with a sense of classic sophistication.
STEP 4. Choose the right lens
It is important for photographers to select the right lens, as it decides the result of the images taken. There are a range of lenses that produce unique results, such as a medium telephoto lens (such as 85mm or 105mm) that allows the consumer to match the model and the context. Again, it would be better to take a shot with a wide-angle lens, giving equal significance to the emphasis on the main subject and the context.
For portraiture, a (70-200mm) f/2.8 telephoto lens can be used. You can zoom in with it and put the entire emphasis on your subject. It also decreases the amount of distractions from the background and foreground on show.
Best lenses to work with Nikon D7200:
Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
Nikon 18-300mm f.3.5-6.3 VR
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR II
Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 DX II
landscape lens for nikon d7200
For the beginners, the Nikon D7200 is one best choice to start for the portrait photography. By following these steps and keeping practicing, anyone can become professional at taking portrait photographs.