Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer, Writer
Joined on May 24, 2004
About me:

In his photography, Eduardo Suastegui seeks the heart and spirit in each image and considers every photograph a blessing caught rather than a result of his ability. He captures his images not solely for the sake of self-satisfaction or expression, but to share his vision of the world with others. His hope is to share the photographic gifts he receives with those who view his images.

Eduardo captures all his photos digitally and post-processes them with specialized software to finalize his vision. He prints his photos using high quality photo paper, opting in some cases for prints on canvas or metal medium. In his exploration of photography, Eduardo gradually shifted his emphasis from color photography to the freedom black and white allows him to express emotions and moods at the core of his images.

You can view more of Eduardo’s photography and order some of his work through the Fine Prints page on his site.


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On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)

All these comments about the looks... here and elsewhere... now I really know for sure that people don't buy cameras to take pictures. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 23:25 UTC as 137th comment | 3 replies
On article Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview (376 comments in total)

Technically, I think this is very good. Pricing is a bit of a mixed story. I'm hoping Nikon is looking to cash in on early adopter enthusiasm, then drop the price to capture more of the DX-to-FX market. I think many DXers right now look at the price differential between the D7000 and D600 and see too big of a gap.

More thoughts on that here:

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 15:38 UTC as 53rd comment

I bet half of those complaining wouldn't even know how to pull off the archer shot. Some are not to my liking, in some the lighting is either to harsh in the highlights or shadows for my taste, but in no case will I put this photographer's work down so that I can feel better about mine.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 22:30 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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camerashopminion: My D7000 had an accident once, guess what holds that together these days? Same goes for the loose battery door on my F5. And my D300 had a fair bit of black tape covering areas where I'd damaged a part that was previously weatherproof.

As my colleague stood behind me just said, would you rather it's fixed with electrical tape, or not fixed at all?

Well, reading this response I'd rather you be more careful or have better luck in the future. 4 bodies here, and none of them need to be held together by tape.

That said, I agree tape isn't a "cheap fix." You'd be surprised how much tape is used in many applications where it is the best way to hold things or shield (as in this case) in a way that doesn't add excessive weight.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 14:33 UTC
On Article:6825602299 (7 comments in total)

I think the comments about the personality section are missing the mark, perhaps because the article also doesn't close the deal on why personality (who you are as a person) is so critical for wedding photography. First, yes, you do have to interact with your clients in a way that puts them at ease, inspire confidence, *and* get you their referrals. Second, and perhaps just as important, you have to connect with your clients personally (you have to care about who they are) if you are to capture photos that truly represent who they are and what they're feeling on a very special day. If you can make that connection, they will connect even more strongly with your photos, and here come more referrals.

In short, personal connections feed photos that connect personally, and for me, that's what wedding photography is all about.


Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 15:52 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Just Posted: Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill review (374 comments in total)
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Joseph S Wisniewski: I find it very ironic that the review emphasizes the lack of liveview, referring to it with the definite article "the missing feature".

I cannot fathom why, after a decade and five generations of Sigma DSLRs, there is no liveview. I've designed Foveon based industrial cameras: the on-chip "VPS" binning makes liveview easier to implement than any other sensor. They've been building Foveon P&S cameras for six years, and those have liveview. Why not the DSLRs?

Yes, it is a very odd... choice.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 14:30 UTC
On photo Zipper in the Square, rectangle, quadrat, trapezoid challenge (7 comments in total)

Terrific shot. Very graphical.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 21:38 UTC as 4th comment
On Article:6825602299 (7 comments in total)

One of the lowest paid disciplines? Interesting. I guess for those who come and go over a 5 year period, perhaps. There are a lot of $3-5K a wedding photogs out there, and there's an even higher strata. I'd say that among mid to high success wedding photographers, the starving comments don't apply.

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 16:39 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Uploading your avatar (100 comments in total)

Wonderful. Now I have no avatar. Uploading avatar... then nothing.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2012 at 16:34 UTC as 25th comment

Wow. Just when you think you've seen everything. We're living in wonderful times for photography.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 23:53 UTC as 145th comment
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JackM: How is this an issue? Nobody uses Google+.

I must say... G+ seemed a lot more active when I joined 3 months ago, but no one seems to be interacting with my stuff there of late. Maybe no one likes me, which wouldn't be a new finding. L:( --- on the plus side, I'm getting lots of hits from Google searches on my main site. Think about Google presence and search prioritization the next time you want to dizz G+. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2012 at 19:09 UTC

Noticed over the weekend Flickr just went to the Lightbox interface. Not sure what to think of it. G+'s input of comments is easier.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2012 at 19:06 UTC as 7th comment
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Anysia: First photo: bus obscured by wall, leading lines all over the place, too much open space above the towers, people walking in front of the bus, obscuring it even more.

2nd photograph: better composition, strong leading lines, bus bracketed by Westminster and clock tower, people walking on the side. Overall a more appealing photograph.

Maybe that's the reason why Fielder sued.

But aren't you forgetting the innovative selective color [rolls eyes]

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:38 UTC

That's not the same shot, not by a long shot. What's next? Closeups of dogs infringe on closeups of cats?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:34 UTC as 116th comment | 1 reply
On article Lightroom 4 Review (460 comments in total)

Oops, no 32-bit support, no XP... I just saved myself some money. I guess it's 3.6 until my PC or I die.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 21:43 UTC as 162nd comment | 7 replies
On Article:4984584557 (3 comments in total)
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fuego6: Don't see the big deal anyway.. it is like having an argument for having an arguments sake. The supposed master photographers like Ansel used their developing skills to make their "pure" photos better... I'm sure not one of his "master" images were just snapped and dumped in a bath without some add'l manipulation in the chems... to each his/her own anyway...

Yes, for a pointless argument, it's one that comes up quite often.

Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 19:03 UTC
On Article:7516222059 (2 comments in total)

Please post your question at: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1030

If you ever compare the two lenses yourself, return here and add an article on your results.

Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 13:53 UTC as 1st comment
On Article:3744951655 (13 comments in total)
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Mach Schnell: Since when does eveyone have an iPhone? Last I checked, Android was outselling iPhone by a pretty large margin. There are 550,000 new Android devices being activated every day. (No, I don't work for Google)

Yes, but I wouldn't call a smart phone an "unreal" camera. It is indeed a real camera, just not a very good one if one must handle an array of situations. As a "snap shot" camera, it may be adequate, but even for that I'd like something different. That's just me, though. I like Apple, but I don't have the fever. :)

Posted on Dec 2, 2011 at 17:09 UTC
On article Going Professional, Where to Begin? (32 comments in total)

I think you rightly focused on gear, since DPR is gear-focused. However, as you hinted but never expanded on, the personal/business side of becoming a professional are important. I don't want to put words in your mouth, but I think you know good business sense, solid branding and marketting and interpersonal skills transcend the importance of what gear you bring in your bag. Just as crucial is the understanding that while producing a solid, quality product (our photographs) is important, it is secondary to the same considerations: branding, marketting and customer service.

One book I would recommend to folks that expands on these points is "Fast Track Photographer" by Dean Sanders. I didn't like how it asked me to change my mindset about "going pro," but I think Mr. Sanders has it mostly right.

BTW, nice pics in your article. You got game. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2011 at 19:05 UTC as 21st comment
On Article:3744951655 (13 comments in total)
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Mach Schnell: Since when does eveyone have an iPhone? Last I checked, Android was outselling iPhone by a pretty large margin. There are 550,000 new Android devices being activated every day. (No, I don't work for Google)

I'm not sure I claimed everyone has an iPhone, but if people like Leibovitz and other respected photographers keep pushing them, maybe we'll get there?

Posted on Dec 1, 2011 at 18:57 UTC
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