Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Camera Review for Canon Mexico

Text and Photography by Sol Tamargo

The Art of Intuition

My name is Sol Tamargo, I am known as one of the creators of the Trash the Dress and Underwater Wedding Photography trend as well as documentary wedding photography. I create art in amazing and extreme locations! It was an honor to be chosen by Canon Mexico to create with the Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Digital Camera to create material for the official launch.

I have been a Canon shooter since the late ’90s with a film camera. I’ve photographed weddings, trash the dress, portraits, and travel with Canon and developed a huge trust with my equipment. Since the announcement of the 5D full frame in 2005, I’ve used EF L series prime lenses. I upgraded to the 5DMKII and then the 5DMKIII in 2012.  In 2019, I started to play with Canon Mirrorless RP and the R and am so happy I made this change. Today I have been blessed to test the Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless for Canon Mexico.

Whatever the camera, I start with my concept, I visualize and feel the images I want to create. My creative vision leads, and the tech in my camera has to keep up! The most amazing part of creating with the Canon EOS R6 was to “See” everything the night before, the concept, the style the storytelling behind the images I was going to create, and then being able to see how the camera responded.

Mother Nature

The story I decided to create was about Mother Nature “in Romance” with the Four Elements. Mother nature as a bride, marrying wind, fire, earth, and water.

For each element, I had an image in mind; and a technical challenge for the Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless. For the whole shoot, we were in the jungle in one of Mexico’s famous “cenotes”. Over 90 degrees F and well over 80% humidity. It is the opposite of a controlled studio environment. No air con or even cell phone service, but beautiful and diverse environments to test the Canon EOS R6.

One small detail: I received the R6 on the same day as the shoot! Honestly, I was nervous about the expectations and the responsibility to create amazing images only a few hours later with a new camera I don’t know…

The result was MAGIC!