A child’s facial expression is always changing. As parents, we have the special privilege of witnessing first-hand all the adorable expressions that our children can make. However, with a camera in hand, you will be able to record these moments at any time, anywhere. The photos I shot of my child here with the D5600 had also recorded just how much she had grown, something which I had not noticed otherwise. (Report by Yuko Sudo)
D5600/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR/ FL: 22mm (equivalent to 33mm in FX/35mm format)/ Manual exposure(f/3.8, 1/60 sec)/ ISO 200/ WB: Direct sunlight
The wedding dresses worn by Muslim women are normally designed to cover their hair for religious reasons. When photographing a white wedding dress, the key is in depicting the rich gradations of the white areas. In this case, the D5600, equipped with the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, responded superbly to my expectations.
D5600/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR/ FL: 18mm (equivalent to 27mm in FX/35mm format)/ Manual exposure(f/5, 1/60 sec)/ ISO 3200/ WB: Direct sunlight
The touch screen and vari-angle monitor make for a dynamic duo when photographing children in live view. Once you have adjusted the monitor and decided on your composition, all you need to do is touch the position that you want to focus on. In this way, parents can show their faces to their children, making it easier to draw out a natural smile from their child.
D5600/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR/ FL: 23mm (equivalent to 35mm in FX/35mm format)/ Manual exposure(f/5.6, 1/400 sec)/ ISO 100/ WB: Direct sunlight
Because it is difficult to know when your child will make a move, it is hard to capture that decisive moment with a smartphone. However, this is not a problem with the D5600. The 39-point AF system and high-speed continuous shooting of up to 5 fps lets you reliably capture the moment you are looking for. Here, I clicked the shutter at the moment of a shy encounter when a friend showed interest in her balloons.
D5600/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR/ FL: 18mm (equivalent to 27mm in FX/35mm format)/ Program Auto(f/6.3, 1/160 sec)/ ISO 640/ WB: Direct sunlight
To depict the strong sunlight that tropical countries are renowned for, I set the Picture Control to "Vivid". Furthermore, I adjusted the contrast and depth of colour (saturation) to finish the image with the desired hues. What makes the D5600 so great to use is that it offers colour settings that can even satisfy professional photographers.
Photographing children can be tricky. It is hard to predict their movements, as they don't always act how we think they will. However, with the D5600, which combines features such as the high-performance 39-point AF system, continuous shooting of up to 5 fps, a touch screen and vari-angle monitor, you can reliably capture the occasion in photos, whether it be an ordinary day or a special occasion such as a birthday.
The D5600 offers both viewfinder and live view shooting. For this shoot, I used the viewfinder in scenes where my child moved around a lot, and made full use of the live view in scenes where she made small movements.
Up to this point, I had been focused on getting great photos, which might not always have been to my child’s liking. However, once I switched to live view and was able to shoot while seeing my child smile, I found myself capturing more shots of her smiling than usual. By using the touch screen in combination with the vari-angle monitor, I could flexibly choose my angle to take a lot of adorable photos of my child with a smile on her face. With the D5600, I was able to capture photos that made me aware that my child was growing up.
Children surprise even adults by how well they can communicate. A delightful shot of my child having fun and taking part in my photography work.
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1974. She graduated from Chiba Keizai College, and worked as a freelance photographer, taking portraits of celebrities in Japan and overseas for magazines, advertisements, etc. Going by the nickname of "Smile catcher", she has written numerous books such as the photo collection of smiling children all over the world catch your smile!, and Textbook of Photos You can Use for 20 years. She has one child who was born in Kuala Lumpur in 2016, where she currently works as a photography teacher.