Low-energy proton capture reactions in the mass 55-60 region are studied in a microscopic optical model. The nuclear density profile is calculated using the relativistic mean field theory. The DDM3Y interaction is folded with the theoretical density to obtain the proton-nucleus optical potential. A definite set of normalization parameters has been obtained for the concerned mass region by comparing with all available experimental data in this mass region. These parameters have been used to obtain proton capture rates for astrophysically important reactions in this mass region.