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:3744951655 (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

John M Roberts: "Too much exuberance can lead to the expectation by the public that indeed all anyone ever needed was an iPhone, so why hire a wedding photographer..." in the final part of you article seems overly concerned to me. If that were the case then point and shoots would have already established your concerns. Pros shooting with an iphone only along side the guests at a wedding will still greatly outshine in their results and that doesn't take much to realize.

"It isn't just the tool" does apply here. Not to worry.

I did enjoy your article though.

:) You haven't tried shooting in the wedding market, where the very young people enamored with their cellphones and Facebook can't quite understand why a photographer costs so much, when their whole wedding party, armed with P&S, could probably, just by sheer force of probability yield a few decent shots. Yeah, a pro could try outshining the guests with an iPhone. I'd just like to see them try and get paid for the effort. :)

Posted on Dec 1, 2011 at 18:55 UTC
On Article:3744951655 (13 comments in total)
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Faintandfuzzy: Well written!

Thanks for the kind feedback.

Posted on Nov 29, 2011 at 16:59 UTC
On Article:3744951655 (13 comments in total)

Discussion going on on a separate thread as well:


Posted on Nov 29, 2011 at 16:59 UTC as 8th comment
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foto2021: Cy Cheze wrote: "A possible sequel: The Photographer's Kit. An illustrated history of cameras might sell well, appealing even to sour souls who don't warm to discussions of theory."

Unfortunately, that is exactly the sort of comment that one might expect on DPReview, where discussions about equipment dominate. The vast majority of discussions in the forums are about equipment. The vast majority of the forums are about equipment.

Thank goodness Michael Freeman has the ability to help us see beyond the curse of an obsession with equipment and instead think about how to use it to inspire, inform and entertain others through our images. But how many people will buy his books, think and learn, rather than buy some expensive new piece of equipment amid the faint hope that it will improve their results?

Here, here. Equipment is important as enablers for our vision. But we have to have vision. So much discussion here are pixels, noise, range and sharpness and so little vision. Lately I try to spend little time here for that very reason: I don't want to lose valuable time dealing with the technicalities at the detriment of the more crucial question of what makes a good photograph.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2011 at 22:19 UTC
On photo Timid in Tanguero Chino's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Beautiful image. Very evocative and lovely.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2011 at 00:07 UTC as 1st comment

I agree that Freeman tends to be Scholarly, but I find his approach both informative and challenging. If anything, in this age where we reflect so little as we press the shutter over and over again, he invites us to consider in new ways what we are trying to accomplish in a photograph. Actually, I find this book more readable than his "Photographer's Eye", which I found more scattered. But tastes vary.

And let's not forget that he can be practical as well. I found his very pragmatic "Mastering Black and White Digital Photography" a launching pad for my ongoing B&W work.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 23:45 UTC as 1st comment
On article Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy (375 comments in total)
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Tom Caldwell: Smartest guys have been using Corel (who?) Paintshop Pro for years but Adobe sewed up the market with freebies and became a household name for image editing. People just assume that you use Photohop these days, now the chickens come home to roost. It is not essential to run a huge conglomerate to make good software as many small teams have shown, but it is necessary to be a huge conglomerate to get market share. And by golly they need their money to stay in that position. People might rant and rave but corporates who can pass the cost on also get looked after and stay with the incumbent. Do you want to be with the force? Or use no-name brand that is nearly as good?

You small guys actually are a nuisance with your demands for free software, poq, there are plenty of obliging guys out there working for peanuts who would actually love you to pay them something, anything will do.

Paintshop Pro? Been there, done that. Unreliable, slow and more memory hungry than CS5, believe it or not. Many of its features, including what few plugins are available, don't function in 16-bit mode. Layers are there, but nowhere the flexibility and power of CS5. I used PSP X2 for three years (and tried X3 -- not much better) to manage some good processing of photos for fine print output. Now I realize how crippled I was, even at my most skilled and proficient PSP X2 usage.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 00:46 UTC
On article Photo Tip: Five for Five (111 comments in total)

I think taking time before each shot is important, but not just to look at what's in or out of the frame. Before you decide what belongs in the frame you need to spend perhaps more than 5 seconds deciding what the "point" of the shot is, what story you are trying to tell, then use that to decide what's important to the shot and what isn't. That in turn will lead you to decide what belongs in the frame.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2011 at 21:25 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On photo Triple Sinkhole Sunrise in the Israel challenge (8 comments in total)

Aha! I knew it!! Congrats on a well deserved win.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2011 at 19:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Triple Sinkhole Sunrise in the Israel challenge (8 comments in total)

Well, I just submitted my entry, but I see it will be no use, Ilan. This image of yours will surely win the day.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2011 at 17:52 UTC as 8th comment
On photo Wheel chair racer in the The Amazing Race challenge (6 comments in total)

Thanks, everyone. I've been on travel for several days, and just came back to this, my 1st 1st place at DPR. Thanks again.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2011 at 22:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cloud Art in the Dramatic light: Red filtered B&W sky challenge (2 comments in total)

This is the type of processing I try to do with my B&W skies. Yours turned out super.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2010 at 00:01 UTC as 1st comment
On photo My beloved son.... in the The Shot you can't forget challenge (8 comments in total)

I think for some of us, including the subject, this is the shot we'd like to forget. ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2009 at 15:22 UTC as 6th comment
On photo come baby.. in the Disconnected challenge (17 comments in total)

First and foremost, this is a super image. As I'm noticing in most of these challenges, the winner doesn't necessarily answer the theme question in the strongest way, but the image is quite simply strong on its own merits. This one deserved to win even if the challenge were titled "Chiaroscuro in phonebooks"

On a related note, I notice that mine (#11) got _a lot_ of low scores, and yet still managed to make it to 11th, probably because the low scores added up! Take away: if you really don't like an image, just don't vote for it?

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Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2009 at 20:20 UTC as 10th comment
On photo come baby.. in the Disconnected challenge (17 comments in total)

As often happens in these challenges, the winner doesn't necessarily answer the theme quesiton in the strongest way, but the image is strong (super strong in this case) on its own merits.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2009 at 20:17 UTC as 11th comment
On photo Wipeout in the Disconnected challenge (1 comment in total)

Interesting... this image got scored relatively low, mostly low scores. But so many people gave it low scores (wow, where they trying to spike it?), the cumulative score still got it to 11. Perhaps if you don't like a photo the best thing to do is not vote for it at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2009 at 20:15 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Emmental Sunrise in the The Challenge's "Best of" challenge (8 comments in total)

A much deserved win for an amazing capture.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2009 at 23:00 UTC as 6th comment
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