Travelling allows us to meet many different people from all walks of life. Sometimes you might find yourself wanting to record the lives of these people in the form of photographs, and in such scenarios a reliable camera is your best ally. The Nikon D750 is one such camera, which packs a myriad of high-performance features in an affordable package. Read on to find out how the D750 can help you capture the memorable expressions of those you come across on your adventures. (Report by Tom de Waart)
D750/ AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR/ FL: 35mm/ Manual exposure (f/4.5, 1/80 sec)/ ISO 320/ WB: Manual
During my travels in Sri Lanka, I got a bit lost when it came to finding the correct train to board. I saw this young man smiling at me from the train, which prompted me to take a shot of the scene. In scenes like these where colours are more subtle, it is important for the colours to be reproduced as accurately as possible. Thankfully, the D750 managed to reproduce these colours faithfully and gave me a final image similar to what I saw in person.
D750/ AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G/ FL: 50mm/ Manual exposure (f/1.4, 1/400 sec)/ ISO 100/ WB: Manual
When taking photos of people at work in public, you have to always be mindful not to get in their way, and I usually have some sweets or small gifts on hand to thank them for letting me photograph them. This shot of a Sri Lankan man carrying bananas was made possible thanks to the fast and accurate AF of the D750.
D750/ AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G/ FL: 50mm/ Manual exposure (f/1.4, 1/320 sec)/ ISO 125/ WB: Manual
One of my favourite parts about travelling is capturing the different expressions of people all around the world, as well as trying to capture a shot that stands out above the rest. Many a times, the best expressions last only for a fleeting moment, such as the smile on this Padaung lady’s face, and shooting a single shot each time might cause you to miss these moments. It is at times like these when the D750’s fast 6.5 frames per second shooting becomes useful.
D750/ AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR/ FL: 30mm/ Aperture-priority Auto (f/4, 1/400 sec)/ ISO 100/ WB: Manual
While overseas, you might come across scenes which you just want to share with the world straight away. During my travels in Sri Lanka I chanced upon this tea harvester who was kind enough to let me get a closer look at the famous tea leaves that their country produces. Excited about what I just shot, I used the D750's Wi-Fi capabilities to transfer my photos to my mobile devices so I could upload them to social media immediately to share with my friends.
When I first started off photography I remember buying the cheapest DSLR I could get my hands on. Fast forward many years later, I still prefer something that is relatively easy on the wallet, but at the same time understand that image quality is not something that I can compromise on. Being a frequent traveller, I also wanted a camera body that was sturdy enough to accompany me on all my travels. The Nikon D750 checks all of the criteria that I had, which is why it is now the camera I have by my side at all times.
As a pilot, I travel the globe frequently and get the chance to visit all sorts of places. Some are clean and pleasant, while some others can get quite dusty and the weather may not always be in my favour. Hence, the sturdy and weather sealed body means my D750 is able to produce stunning shots regardless of where and when I’m shooting. The impressive selection of NIKKOR lenses available also share the same quality and toughness, so you can travel without worrying about your equipment failing on you.
The 24.3 megapixel FX sensor ensures that every minute detail of the scene I’m shooting is captured accurately, and the impressive dynamic range of the camera lets me shoot in high contrast scenes and still obtain smooth tones without losing any details. The fast continuous shooting speed of 6.5 frames per second allows you to capture fleeting emotions when they appear, and is essential when trying to photograph the different people and cultures around the world.
My camera of choice is the Nikon D750, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable full-frame DSLR without having to compromise on quality.
Tom de Waart
Born in the Netherlands and now working in Hong Kong as a professional pilot. This self-taught photographer runs a shared events photography company in Hong Kong called pixels2project.
Tom’s passion is travelling, and thinks there is no greater joy in life than to capture amazing landscapes, people and wildlife. His job allows him to travel and explore every corner of the planet, and he makes full use of his photography skills by photographing the impressive landscapes, people and wildlife that he comes across.