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LOUPEDECK FEATURE

Affiliated to such a company as Loupedeck is an honour, thank you to the team for this amazing feature on my work and how I use my Loupedeck

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“To allow for development of the artistic process, it’s essential to free up time and simplify the editing process. Like it did for Aleks, this leaves more room for a photographer to hone in on the creative aspects of image processing. There have been a number of ways in which Loupedeck+ enhanced Aleks’ workflow, especially when editing massive galleries of 2000+ images. The feature that has been perhaps the greatest time saver is rating selects with a quick turn of the wheel. With weddings for example, after swiftly rating and sorting selects, Aleks will apply some of his personal presets, skin tone adjustments and crops the already sorted images.”

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https://loupedeck.com/aleksandar-jasons-photographic-eye/

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LOUPEDECK+

I have been using Lightroom for a while now, depending on the client, the editing session

may take me between 1-3hrs.(Wedding or Sports)

Ever since I got my hands on the Loupedeck and now the Loupedeck+, my editing sessions

have been cut in half. On top of that I found it easier to apply edits to images, instantly which

before would have required the use of a mouse and keyboard. It’s all in your hands, from the

control dial or even selective colour edits.

I have the freedom to clear my desk and only use the Loupedeck+ or as I call it the LP.

When editing game day images from Melbourne City, I’ve customised my D1 button as a

control for noise reduction (shooting some games at iso3200 plus. This allows me to soften

the harsh noise on some not all. Trust me I don’t use this tool too much, only on game day

images I know that are affected by poor stadium lighting)

Editing weddings are always a breeze when using the LP. With colour selective options, I’m

able to mute greens/yellows at a scroll of the wheel - rating the good and bad images with

both a simple click of either red, yellow or purple option (ideally 1-5)

Recently the wife and I had a photoshoot up in the countryside of Victoria, taking both the

laptop and the LP allowed us to go through each image and edit selects on the road - either

at a cafe or at the cabin.

Only recently have I started to use it with PREMIERE PRO,. I’m no pro at editing video but it

has freed up my time from moving through segments, seeking colour edit options.

I will be uploading a little video tutorial soon.

EVERYONE NEEDS A 6DMKII!
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I personally am a true believer in working hard for your gear, its a greater sense of ownership and dedication to your trade/passion. Budgets are tight and gear is expensive, so when looking on the market for your next camera - this is why I highly recommend the Canon 6DMKII

Going back a few years now, I remember picking up very first DSLR - a Canon Rebel 450D. To compare that to today's iPhone 8 or X, let's just say they both now share the exact same MP. But what a DSLR can do today is beyond what I ever thought my starter kit could have the potential of. Being able to access your image/video files via wifi or a simple Dual Pixel Auto Focus when using video or live mode. Endless amount of possibilities for your first DSLR or a second body.

It has everything a beginner need, it has everything you need as a second body. Keeping it short and simple, to be able to have a DSLR such as the Canon 6DMKII on the market available at such a low price is outstanding. A easy hands on camera for portraits, weddings or even travel. I personally enjoyed vlogging with the lightweight body. 

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 PROS

  1. Dual Pixel AF, its simple technology that assists many of us when filming
  2. Touch Screen, getting that shot you need when flipping the screen. Focusing on certain objects while filming without handling your lenses
  3. ISO is pretty strong, withstood images at 6400 when shooting dark wedding location with a Canon 50mm 1.2 
  4. Compared to the first gen 6D, the latest addition has a much stronger/chunkier body allowing you to grip the camera with a little more tlc
  5. 26MP 

CONS

  1. Not having 4K filming options! a real let down for many DSLR bodies in the Canon Range.
  2. Single Card slot, many of us now use a mixture of CF or SD, would be awesome if Canon had a mixture of both for all of their DSLR bodies. 
  3. No microphone access

*a big thank you to Canon Australia & Ogilvy for their support and loan of the 6D - all images below were taken on the 6DMKII