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!
It has been been over 2 YEARS since I switched to the R6 and totally shifted to mirrorless!!
Through email & in our KJ Education Facebook group, this question is asked DAILY!
We recently had the honor of being featured in an article that shared some of our story of growing a service based photography business into an online photography education business!
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I’ve been wanting to share about this for a long time…
People always say “Katelyn, how did you grow to this level?!” and the truth is, it all started with a blog. Blogging was TRULY my beginning! A decade ago, I was posting almost EVERYDAY and you can still find these posts today!