EDWARD ARTISTE

EDWARD ARTISTE

Lives in United States New York City, NY, United States
Works as a Digital Art Director, Photographer, Illustrator
Joined on Dec 29, 2009
About me:

On a photographic journey, and loving every minute of it.

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Ok, but what about the EXPORT function....what has happened with that? Has it returned?

That main feature is so critical that CS6 reigns supreme on my machine, and will, even if i have to depend on the trashy dng converter.

Fresh, non-rented software...i love it.

cheers

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 06:15 UTC as 14th comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (616 comments in total)
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Peter K Burian: Why can't DP Review give us an article with paragraphs and headings about each topic. Instead of giving us 16 individual pages, each with just a short blurb about one topic.

Do readers have a short attention span? If so, why publish 20-30 page test reports on cameras??

That's just as bad as review previews...or review first impressions...wait, now even I'M confused.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: Well i guess this guy is my hero.

I am building my network in japan, and have shot my own projects, test shoot, and cityscapes. I am also learning Japanese. Basically my friends tell me its damn near impossible to work in japan without knowing Japanese - though i have met a few people that work in japan and they say thier Japanese is 'terrible'

learning how to talk is one thing, then there is business Japanese- a subset language; and learning how to LISTEN is very difficult, as fluent speakers cut out many many words for implied phrases.

However Im determined to make an impact int he Japanese photo/creative scene...figuring it out, and setting up my 3rd trip there.

My Nihon friends are rooting for me though.

cheers

@Veritalens

Direct message me, im happy to share my japan projects and talk shop/strategy. I actually prefer to be anonymous on websites...I have an online temper, heh.

@Alfie, I would have a fair amount to discuss with you presently...I saw your site and instagram, I think you will find my work interesting. Maybe :) Very glad DP posted this story.

Im looking for clients there, actually looking to move to Tokyo...or at least work enough to be back and forth. On my last trip I was to meet with a editor for NYLON, but that meeting was cancelled quite literally in the last minute. Most of my friends/contacts are models or makeup artists.

Unfortunately I just had to push my trip back..financial concerns.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 05:54 UTC

Well i guess this guy is my hero.

I am building my network in japan, and have shot my own projects, test shoot, and cityscapes. I am also learning Japanese. Basically my friends tell me its damn near impossible to work in japan without knowing Japanese - though i have met a few people that work in japan and they say thier Japanese is 'terrible'

learning how to talk is one thing, then there is business Japanese- a subset language; and learning how to LISTEN is very difficult, as fluent speakers cut out many many words for implied phrases.

However Im determined to make an impact int he Japanese photo/creative scene...figuring it out, and setting up my 3rd trip there.

My Nihon friends are rooting for me though.

cheers

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 16:32 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (213 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: No touch screen. No sale. No ibis no sale, no battery life no sale really for $1000 they should be able to make a more complete camera. They don't even need to put a mirror or a pentaxprism in it nor 3 or four motors operating it all. Only the physical shutter still reminds of a real camera. :p

One of those "it doesnt need" argument...just ridiculous.

what if you want to shoot at 1/30, no tripod...oh yeah, who "needs" this and that...

sheesh louise

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 03:09 UTC
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kev2033: So, what about it not having image stabilization? I have a Nex7 (yes, I am a dinosuar) with the Zeiss 16-70 F4 but I didnt want to step up to the full frame Sony cameras because:

1. they are bigger and heavier than the Nex7 - they defeat the purpose of a small compact mirrorless camera!
2. they dont have a pop up flash - yeah, I know I can use high ISO and shoot in low light, but I sometimes want fill flash on a person, especially if they are back lit, without over exposing the background. Dont make me go buy a $350 flash, just another thing to carry around
3. Price - the full frames are significantly more money

So, for these reasons, I have held off on getting out of my Nex7, but with the AF advances of this camera and low light capability, I am really thinking on this one. I dont really care about a touch screen.

My two biggest complaints with this camera are:

1. no easy way to move around your AF point (no joystick)
2. no built in image stablization

"i dont care about a touch screen".

Is still one of the most pointless opinions ever.

It adds to the usability exponentially.

Dont want to use it? Turn it off. Amazing stuff, eh?

/wtf

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 03:00 UTC
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kev2033: So, what about it not having image stabilization? I have a Nex7 (yes, I am a dinosuar) with the Zeiss 16-70 F4 but I didnt want to step up to the full frame Sony cameras because:

1. they are bigger and heavier than the Nex7 - they defeat the purpose of a small compact mirrorless camera!
2. they dont have a pop up flash - yeah, I know I can use high ISO and shoot in low light, but I sometimes want fill flash on a person, especially if they are back lit, without over exposing the background. Dont make me go buy a $350 flash, just another thing to carry around
3. Price - the full frames are significantly more money

So, for these reasons, I have held off on getting out of my Nex7, but with the AF advances of this camera and low light capability, I am really thinking on this one. I dont really care about a touch screen.

My two biggest complaints with this camera are:

1. no easy way to move around your AF point (no joystick)
2. no built in image stablization

Those tow points are HUGE.

Every camera in this day and age should have a touchscreen.

Ludicrous.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 20:47 UTC

"While the progress in technology is impressive, lack of true weather sealing, a touchscreen, or direct AF point selection with a dedicated joystick or control will continue to be problematic for some. The a6300 will be available in March for $1000 body only."

WTF - No touchscreen???? No IS?

The limits on this thing are crazy enough to kill the whole package.

WOW - consider me shocked.

Grrrrrreeeeeat as a tech showcase, however CANON is not going to respond fast enough. AWESOME tech in a camera that because of limitations, most of us cant consider purchasing.

Typical Sony shortcomings, meet typical Canon shortcomings.

This is crazytown.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 20:43 UTC as 48th comment
On article Sigma 20mm F1.4 'Art' lens real-world sample gallery (135 comments in total)
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misspiggy01: you are very generous that you are showing the canons at a max iso of 200 and save them the embarrassment of the comparison with the sony at 1600!

the lens is very impressive. a lot better than my nikkor Ais 20mm f4 which gets acceptable corners only by f11. but then the nikkor is so small that i always have a hard time finding it in my bag!

6D high iso FTW. Hate the Af, but its the reason i kept mine as a backup

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 06:49 UTC
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Marty4650: It really isn't clear if this will be included with the $9.95 CC subscription, or in addition to it.

If it is included, then it just makes CC a better deal. If it isn't, then it is pretty expensive unless you really need the program.

CS6 is chugging along....no monthly payment required :) :)

For any new cameras. there's the unfortunate dng converter

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 19:53 UTC
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Don Diafragma: What's wrong with hosting your own wordpress site?

Its simple to install, easy to maintain and costs next to nothing.

ME and my friend are giving up on wordpress.

WordPress needs heavy maintenance, every theme can be like learning a new CMS, it's just ridiculous now.

8 bucks a month, squarespace is WAY easier, and the themes look great.

Every year I would have a bad wordpress crash that would require serious work ti fin the bugs...could be the theme, incompatibility with updated wp install, plugin...just screw it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: Thank you god. Its the most ridiculous thing in the world that consumers- and pro- have to spend thier time on this nonsense. If i want to rent a body, it could be for naught, because the lens and body dont like each other. BONKERS.

True story

In japan while shooting a portrait, i checked every shot to make sure i was nailing the closest eye. I got some great shots, then zoomed into the detail...omg

it was actually hitting the second eye instead! Perfect light, no wind or hand movement in the equation, on a fantastic 5d3.

What did i do?

I pleaded for her patience, then alternated changing AFMA settings, taking a shot, rinse repeat.

I got my shots with the proper eye in focus (f2.5/2.8).

I afma'd my 24-105 using a tree :) . stood in place, didnt change anything except afma for wide and tele. Checked the results. 24-105 is supposed to be very sharp in the middle, especially wide. The shap picture settings won.

I was good to go. STINKS that i had to do this at all.

LOL - Will edit for clarity.

You guys are a hoot.

The high aperture portrait shots were from a 50mm. I amfa that camera on the spot.

The 24-15 i did with a tree that had a sign, standing straight in front of it, basing my distance on what i remember from dot tune. (roughly 4 ft to 10 ft)

I've amfa'd so much in the past that i was able to do this pretty quick.

I bought all my equipment based on the digital picture's iso charts. So i know that the 24-105 is dead sharp in the very center at 24mm, so that's what my goal was. At 105, i looked for the sharpest image and kept it there. Worked like a charm. :) :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 16:07 UTC
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Tony Northrup: I must be the only pixel peeper on the planet who has never, ever felt the need to do a lens microadjustment. I work with shallow depth-of-field and I use a constantly changing assortment of sharp, fast lenses and high-megapixel bodies.

Have I just been incredibly lucky, or is this an over-diagnosed problem?

Lucky, crazy, or technically efficient enough to telepathically/electronically command the instrument to work properly or else. You have powers that you should share. :)

PS- great meeting you at Photo expo nyc!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
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Matt: Totally agree with Horshack, Dot-Tune is the way and if you haven't tried it you should. From a less technical side: once you have established the best focus on a target utilizing AF first, followed by Live View @10x fine adjustment, switch the lens to MF then simply go through the described process of determining the range of MA where the camera still says it's focused via either the green dot or beep. The true mid-point (key) of the range is then added or subtracted from the MA start point and logged into the camera's AFMA window. All done with just a target & your rig on a tripod. Literally takes less than 5 minutes.

I did this with my bodies before i wen to japan. it wasnt until shooting at very close distances, live in the street, that i saw i had to retune it.

Basically. It seems not to play well with far and close subject.

I think the methodaolgy is solid though.

I bought focal, and have hated it since then. if you dont have the space to do your tests- especially with a 70-200...youre screwed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 15:51 UTC

Thank you god. Its the most ridiculous thing in the world that consumers- and pro- have to spend thier time on this nonsense. If i want to rent a body, it could be for naught, because the lens and body dont like each other. BONKERS.

True story

In japan while shooting a portrait, i checked every shot to make sure i was nailing the closest eye. I got some great shots, then zoomed into the detail...omg

it was actually hitting the second eye instead! Perfect light, no wind or hand movement in the equation, on a fantastic 5d3.

What did i do?

I pleaded for her patience, then alternated changing AFMA settings, taking a shot, rinse repeat.

I got my shots with the proper eye in focus (f2.5/2.8).

I afma'd my 24-105 using a tree :) . stood in place, didnt change anything except afma for wide and tele. Checked the results. 24-105 is supposed to be very sharp in the middle, especially wide. The shap picture settings won.

I was good to go. STINKS that i had to do this at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 19:41 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: And just exactly what is this, um, "boundary"?

bwahahah soem great comments in here amongst the mirrorless tearjerkers

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 04:50 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)
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ttran88: Easily camera of the year 2016!!

ooohhh that's a nice burn.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 04:47 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)
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EthanP99: Introducing a new mirrorless camera:

Apsc
10fps
153 af points
4k video *crop mode only

All for just $2000

If this were a mirrorless camera, we would be very disappointed.

Yup, and the images are comparable...bwwa bw...ha...bwahahhahahaahhahahahahahah

Good one there.

(not opinion- fact tho)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 04:40 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (554 comments in total)
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Lea5: Canon? Hello.....?

@kisva

Hai, arigatou.

Features do matter for enthusiast and of course pros.

Id go in debt immediately to have a canon version of the d750.

I love my 5d3, because its best feature- its spectacular AF.

its all about the features. Im struggling with an m3 right now, but would love to keep it because of focus peaking and titling screen. other than those, i wouldnt need it at al - the m1 is great for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 18:56 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (554 comments in total)
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Lea5: Canon? Hello.....?

@kisvakoncl

Agreed, but Nikon bodies for the last 5 years have had pretty killer features sets for thier segments.

Canon's lack of progress in key areas are clouding thier admittedly solid, yet unspectacular <5d offerings.

At least to the ultra tech junkies anyways.

4k is goign to be the billion dollar question though....what will canon do....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 14:12 UTC
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