This is the biggest complaint we’re hearing about the R6!! Photographers who are moving from the CANON MARK III camera body and switching to the new Canon R6 camera body are lost when it comes to perfecting their edits to the style they are used to.
I get it because this same issue happened when I switched from the Mark III to the Mark IV.
When Canon made the switch from the Mark III to the Mark IV, they changed the RAW file type and that resulted in a dramatic shift in our post-processing. This is the same type of issue photographers are running into today with the switch from the Mark III to the R6.
I’ve seen some very established photographers actually RETURN their R6 because they didn’t like the massive shift and they are defaulting to their Mark III again.
That is totally fine but eventually…. like, several years from now…. they will need to transition. There WILL come a time when almost every photographer will have to go through the nitty gritty process of figuring out WHY images look different with a new camera and learn how they can replicate an edit that they love! My hope is that I can help make that transition easier!
That’s why I’ve created this Youtube Episode!!!
I took some of the nitty gritty process of comparing RAW files, assessing the differences and making notes on which sliders are affected the most and I made a video for you!!!
This video doesn’t just address the Mark III to R6 issue, these tips can be used to determine the struggle between any two types of cameras.
In this episode I’m sharing the foundational steps I took to solve the editing discrepancy between two different RAW file types.
If you find yourself in a situation where you were shooting with one type of RAW file and now, a new camera body is causing you to have to change your editing approach, here are some steps to take to work through the struggle:
If you don’t have an action plan for how you’re going to approach this transition, you’ll find yourself recklessly moving your sliders all around without any strategy at all. This just leads to more confusion and frustration! In this video, this was my approach:
When editing anything, I highly recommend editing the exposure and POP first (if you don’t know what I mean about POP and haven’t explored the Tonal Curve, you would THRIVE in the KJ Consistency Course! (link).
Another tool that you saw me using in this episode was the KJ Preset Process (link)! This is the innovative Four-Step editing process that I created in Lightroom to empower photographers to grow in their consistency and their efficiency! Unlike traditional presets, the KJ Preset Process combines the power of presets AND profiles in a step by step system!! You can learn more about why over 4,000 photographers are using this process HERE!
I hope this video provides some clarity and encouragement if you have ever struggled with how to edit during a camera-body transition or really have ever struggled in general with editing overall!
The day started with bubbly personalities and bubbly drinks in the historic Linden Row house in downtown Richmond. I walked in, found Leah and then one by one I met her amazing bridesmaids. From the moment I met them all, I knew this was going to be a fun day, not lacking any energy! I loved the way this day started…. however, it got even better the moment dad walked in.
It’s an exciting day in Youtube land! We have just launched a brand new series that we’re really excited about!!!! So often when I’m going through KJ All Access episodes and editing our behind the scenes coverage of our wedding days, I find myself noticing a lot of scenarios that require a lot of thought and problem solving in order to create a FINAL image that I love!!
Gosh it feels good to do what I love to do again! This was my first shoot back since maternity leave ended and I loved every minute of it! I have known Matt and Abby for years and years and so while this was a true portrait session with paying clients and outfit changes, etc…. it was also a shoot with dear friends and it was wonderful to spend some time with them!
First of all, let me just say, I do NOT endorse not hiring a professional birth photographer! As you read this, keep in mind that I desperately wanted to have my friend and fellow photographer Jill with me during my fourth birth. I was heartbroken that she wasn’t allowed to be there!
Have you ever showed up for a wedding or a portrait session and took one look at the location and thought…. “You’ve got to be kidding me!!! How am I going to make this work?!” I have. I have had so many scenarios in my career where I have thought….“Ok, how in the world am I going to make this lousy location work as a great portrait location!!?”.
It still feels surreal to tell people about what we do for a living. We photograph weddings and we teach other people how to photograph weddings. It’s quite literally a dream job for a creative like myself who loves people! Every month when we do these Student Spotlights, I’m reminded all over again how much of a privilege it is to be a part of these photographer’s lives and play a small role in their stories.