Tag: Documentary

A Monster of a Camera

A Monster of a Camera

I thought I share one aspect of my work which I don’t usually talk so much about and that is commis­sioned R&D and consulting. For obvious reasons — usually client is paying for your input and they would not be happy if you gave that away for free to a compe­titor. But, in this case I think there is no …

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Defining (Photo)journalism

Defining (Photo)journalism

I seem to be into “defining” these days. My last post was on “truth and reality”, now I am addressing “journalism” — and “photo­jour­nalism” in particular. Those are big words and I am totally aware that some people might be offended by this. It’s been a break in my writing for a couple of weeks — due mainly to …

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You cannot Define the Truth Instrumentally

You cannot Define the Truth Instrumentally

About two weeks ago I was surfing the net and I stumbled on this image on a Helsinki Times page. “Nice HDR-work” was my initial reaction (took me c. two seconds) and then, WTF? Byline with photo­grapher and STT/Lehtikuva/Reuters… What was this? I got interested, googled this particular photo­grapher just to see if this was his style in …

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Multimedia: the Rule of 40–30-20–10

Multimedia: the Rule of 40–30-20–10

The best benefit of teaching IMHO is the fact that you learn yourself so much. And when trying to pass this infor­mation further, one naturally tries to formulate one’s thoughts as clearly as one can. Doing linear story­telling thru images — and trying to teach it — I have come up with a half a dozen rules — or …

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