Sony a6000 Photo & Video Resource
Sony a6000 Portrait Settings for Beginners
Learn how to setup the Sony a6000 for portraits.
In this tutorial, I show you my favorite in-camera settings for quick candid portraits on the Sony a6000. These settings will encourage background blur to give you that three dimensional look.
Recommended Portrait Lenses for the Sony a6000:
For indoor portraits where you need a wider field of view, go with the 35mm f/1.8 OSS . For outdoor portraits where you have more room to compose the subject, go with the 50mm f/1.8 OSS.
Recommended Portrait Settings:
- Aperture Priority Mode (A)
- Lowest available f/number
- ISO set to Auto
- Metering set to Multi
- White Balance set to Auto for outdoor daytime, otherwise select the WB preset based on the light you are under
- Focus mode set to AF-C
- Focus area set to Wide
- Enable Smile/Face Detect by going into the menu, tab #1, page #5
Check out my Sony a6000 Cheat Sheets.