Glamour Photography by Jay Kilgore

Canon 6D and my style

Canon 6D and my style. I have my own style of photography. Everyone who has been shooting has their own style, their own eye. For me, I’m very particular in my style. For the first time in a long time, two years ago I decided that I wanted new gear. A new rig: so I purchased a Canon EOS 7D. Right away I hated the image quality, or IQ of the 7D. I felt the colors didn’t “pop” for me, that they were de-saturated and blah. I kept that camera for about a year? hating every image I took with it. Toward the end of it’s life with me, I started to get usable images. But I hated even those. Wanting to get back into a full frame body, I couldn’t decide between another 5D Mark II (that would more than likely sit in the closet…again) or the 6D, which everyone said was superior. I decided to give the 6D a shot, I mean after all, everyone on the internet knows what’s best for me, right?

WRONG!

Right away I hated the SD format. I have Compact Flash cards and don’t want to switch. I liked the build quality of the 6D and I added a third party grip to help even out the weight when the 70-200 f/2.8 was on it. Having a superior camera meant I would have images that would allow me to see the face of Baby Jesus in every photo, right? Again, WRONG! I hated every image from the 6D. More flat, to me images. were much like the 7D, just nothing I wanted to put my name on. Unlike with the 7D, I didn’t suffer through a year of 6D, I got it in April and got rid of it in July. I’ve now gone back to my trusty combo of a 40D/1D Mark III. The 1D III sits in the closet for big jobs (Will see more use in September when I move to Cali!) and the 40D has become my primary camera. The 1.6 crop sucks as I prefer my 70-200 f/2.8 for portraits, but I will have to get used to the 85 1.8 and 100 f2.0 again.

Proof? You want proof? Sure. I will post three galleries; 7D, 6D and 40D, all resized for web use. Then I will edit them quickly to show the after. First up will be the 7D, then 6D and finally 40D.

7D:

6D:

40D:

Now it should be noted that after a fair amount of time, I was able to get images I liked from each the 7D and 6D, but IMHO, I shouldn’t have to work to get a good image. I do the work with lighting and posing, I rely on Photoshop to do very little.  My style is colors! I love to have my colors pop and draw the viewer in. Since going back to my old combo, I’ve actually enjoyed photography again! This thread wasn’t a technical break down of the different bodies, it was more of awareness of my/your style. I didn’t preview the images before picking them, so there are some that needs work. I feel this is an honest representation of the bodies and their differences.
Do you like one over the other? Sound off!

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