jorepuusa

jorepuusa

Lives in Finland Helsinki, Finland
Works as a Teacher of photojournalism
Joined on Feb 1, 2005
About me:

I´d like to help people to see 'inside' pictures.

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On Nickels in the Depressing (capture date rule) B/W challenge (11 comments in total)

No, You did not ask my opinion, but as far this is an open forum You get one whether You brave nickname like it or not.
I asked You questions and would like to have answers.
Alltough You are cowardly behind a nick You might try to think how Your picture seen by thousands of people might spoil someones life for ever.
I`m not writing here about my career as journalist but about this very picture that steals this poor man human rights. And You did it.
That is the point and this is where societies are going to.
We do not care about others anymore we just use them as You do here. He is just a thing for You, not human being.
As I wrote, he might have children and somewhere a child my say at the moment:"Mom I´m not going to school cause they bully me, why does dad has to drink and be in the pictures?
Got my point nickname?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2013 at 08:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On Nickels in the Depressing (capture date rule) B/W challenge (11 comments in total)

Hinder,
1. Why You don´t use Your whole name, but a nick instead?
2. Did You ask his permission to take this picture?
3. What do his possible children think when they see this picture world wide?
4. This picture has nothing to do with depression as far as I see it.
Answers please.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 06:50 UTC as 5th comment
On Nickels in the Depressing (capture date rule) B/W challenge (11 comments in total)

As a journalist I am strongly against social pornography.
Did You ask him permission to be photographed in that condition?
What if he has children who notice their father in that state and children´s schoolmates start to mock them. Etc.
I see that no one of us has the right to use defenseless drug addicts or alcoholics like this to gain us honor as photographers.
Very bad thing here...unbearable.

Jore Puusa
Photojournalist and teacher.
Helsinki, Finland

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 09:20 UTC as 9th comment
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jorepuusa: Indium is one of those rare metals found in places where child labor is common.
Every touchscreen means that a 7-10 years old child is working in inhuman places and they die like flies. And Dpreview discusses about proper grammatics!

Wikipedia is how one reads it.
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China is a leading producer of indium. The Teck Cominco refinery in Trail, British Columbia, is a large single source indium producer, with production of 32.5 tonnes in 2005, 41.8 tonnes in 2004 and 36.1 tonnes in 2003. South American Silver Corporation's Malku Khota property in Bolivia is a large resource of indium with an indicated resource of 1,481 tonnes and inferred resource of 935 tonnes.[30] Adex Mining Inc.’s Mount Pleasant Mine in New Brunswick, Canada, holds some of the world’s total known indium resources.[31]
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China and Bolivia are places where child labor is common.
So, Yeas I am right here.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:41 UTC

Indium is one of those rare metals found in places where child labor is common.
Every touchscreen means that a 7-10 years old child is working in inhuman places and they die like flies. And Dpreview discusses about proper grammatics!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 09:06 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
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jorepuusa: 1. To have any common sense in an article like this, a photojournalist should always show an 100% faximile of the page with the picture and headline, those work together, these kind of pics need text as all press pictures do.
2. Most of the others who comment cannot understand that photojournalism is 95% of something else than actual photography.
3. Somebody was p.....d of because he did not get exact advice, well why should a pro give exact advice for an amateur and then loose his job cause the amateur gives his pictures for free and steals pro´s job.
Dreview shows pictures of war but cannot show swear words like p.....d, what hypocrisy, thank god I live in Europe.

I`m a professional photojournalist. I have been shooting in several wars from 1977 to 1990. I have been IOPP International Olympic Picture Pool photographer in three olympics, Moscow, LosAngeles and Sarajevo, in Lake Placit I did not shoot for IOPP but EPU and UPI. The story is true and if papers still exist there should be my complain in Lake Placid police dep archives.Go see.
You may contact Lehtikuva in Helsinki to check this.
Your nick means a small fraction of Russian social democrat party in 1916. Why that nick? Are You russian? Then I understand Your hate against Finns. Russians killed 88000 finnish men in WW2, also my granddad.
Here is a link to a small video of me taking pictures of Carl Lewis in LA olympics. http://puusa.blogspot.fi/2012/05/60.html
Still no-one writes about the facts I tell about photojournalism in the start of this thread.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 13:17 UTC
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jorepuusa: 1. To have any common sense in an article like this, a photojournalist should always show an 100% faximile of the page with the picture and headline, those work together, these kind of pics need text as all press pictures do.
2. Most of the others who comment cannot understand that photojournalism is 95% of something else than actual photography.
3. Somebody was p.....d of because he did not get exact advice, well why should a pro give exact advice for an amateur and then loose his job cause the amateur gives his pictures for free and steals pro´s job.
Dreview shows pictures of war but cannot show swear words like p.....d, what hypocrisy, thank god I live in Europe.

Some of us are clever and some of us are patriots. So it goes even in photography. I´ve been working as IOPP photog twice in USA - Los Angeles Olympics and Lake Placid olympics. As a Finn I was surprised about the donts everywhere according to photography. One morning I went out in Placid to shoot extremely cold weather for UPI, on the yard a police took out his gun at pointed it at me and told me to freeze cause he thought I had stolen the cameras I was carrying. I had my accreditation badge clearly visible, he took a look and said that a country called Finland does not exist. It became a mess. I decided that never again in the country of "so called freedom"
Altough as a pro I sometimes write words of wisdom here in DPR I am at "gunpoint" mentally immediately when a US amateur reads my words. Seldom have i seen a forum as cruel to different kind of thinking as dprw is. Freedom of speech?
US people seem to be totally intolerant when it comes to differences in photography.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 09:21 UTC
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jorepuusa: 1. To have any common sense in an article like this, a photojournalist should always show an 100% faximile of the page with the picture and headline, those work together, these kind of pics need text as all press pictures do.
2. Most of the others who comment cannot understand that photojournalism is 95% of something else than actual photography.
3. Somebody was p.....d of because he did not get exact advice, well why should a pro give exact advice for an amateur and then loose his job cause the amateur gives his pictures for free and steals pro´s job.
Dreview shows pictures of war but cannot show swear words like p.....d, what hypocrisy, thank god I live in Europe.

Hm..this is out of topic but I may say "kusi" in every site in Finland and there are no barriers, that does not ofcourse mean I do write it all the time.. in US TV shows one may hear a beep when a dangerous word is said, is that freedom of whatever and the count of those words is raising.?
About American freedom of speech.
One may speak freely once but after that he is shot to death. My main point about photography is forgotten as usual but I am too much of a journalist that I love to tease US people of their hypocrite manners, just cannot help myself. I´m a baad human being but in Depreview it is impossible to have a proper conversation about photography anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 17:00 UTC

1. To have any common sense in an article like this, a photojournalist should always show an 100% faximile of the page with the picture and headline, those work together, these kind of pics need text as all press pictures do.
2. Most of the others who comment cannot understand that photojournalism is 95% of something else than actual photography.
3. Somebody was p.....d of because he did not get exact advice, well why should a pro give exact advice for an amateur and then loose his job cause the amateur gives his pictures for free and steals pro´s job.
Dreview shows pictures of war but cannot show swear words like p.....d, what hypocrisy, thank god I live in Europe.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 14:10 UTC as 29th comment | 9 replies
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: Strangely clinical is the picture of Hansen.
Looks like a movie poster or advertising.
It looks also like a HDR or like there were multiple flash.
It looks like a well-considered work of Photoshop
The authenticity is missing.
The blue skies exposure relative to the people exposure in the alley does not work, too much real life difference to produce this picture. Something is wrong. There are white parts between poles in the background that do not contain sky. So a fake sky?
But what bothers me the most are the children. I might even like to argue that they probably are not dead at all, the dead child's face is not expressive, when they are dead the skin color is gone.The boy of the front looks too much alive for me cause I´ve been working in several wars and seen too many dead people.
The dead bodies should be all covered in islam.
The foreground area is darkened to black with Photoshop.
Is this where photojournalism is going?
Propaganda produced by those in the pic?
Fog of war?

Rufus, read again!!!
It looks like, I write. Not that it is.
This picture is Photoshop, not photojournalism.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 21:58 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)

Strangely clinical is the picture of Hansen.
Looks like a movie poster or advertising.
It looks also like a HDR or like there were multiple flash.
It looks like a well-considered work of Photoshop
The authenticity is missing.
The blue skies exposure relative to the people exposure in the alley does not work, too much real life difference to produce this picture. Something is wrong. There are white parts between poles in the background that do not contain sky. So a fake sky?
But what bothers me the most are the children. I might even like to argue that they probably are not dead at all, the dead child's face is not expressive, when they are dead the skin color is gone.The boy of the front looks too much alive for me cause I´ve been working in several wars and seen too many dead people.
The dead bodies should be all covered in islam.
The foreground area is darkened to black with Photoshop.
Is this where photojournalism is going?
Propaganda produced by those in the pic?
Fog of war?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 14:09 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review article (340 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: How to tell for whom this site is made.
It is easy. Look at the picture of bald guy shooting with canon.
He makes three fundamental ergonomic mistakes when holding the cam.
First. His left eye is shut. Professionals and hardcore amateurs know that both eyes should be open.
Second. He has his fingertip on release. Nope. It should be his first joint.
Third. Left hand should be palm against the cam body.
These are the basics.
But then, site is for amateurs about cameras, not about photography.

Jore Puusa
Teacher of photojournalism.
Helsinki, Finland.

Quote "This is definitely one of the most ridiculous suggestion to keep both eyes open when looking true the viewfinder Mr. Teacher of photojournalism!"
DPRW is for technically minded amateurs, not photographers. Telling my profession, I get mocked, so deep is the hate nowadays.
ALL REAL PRO photographers have their left eye open when shooting. ( and snipers) How can You tell what`s on your left if you shoot blindfolded? I`ve been working in seven wars. Keeping my left eye open has saved my life. Watch TV and take a look at real pros all have their left eye open. Joint on shutter means no movement is seen pressing the shutter. One can use very slow times by pressing both hands together.That is why left hand should be palm to cam.
There is he racism in Dprw. Not angloamerican writes differently, and gets replies about where he comes. Being "dark nights of Helsinki" I cannot be right.
Photography is slowly dying when ignorant amateurs are taking the position of pros.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 07:21 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review article (340 comments in total)

How to tell for whom this site is made.
It is easy. Look at the picture of bald guy shooting with canon.
He makes three fundamental ergonomic mistakes when holding the cam.
First. His left eye is shut. Professionals and hardcore amateurs know that both eyes should be open.
Second. He has his fingertip on release. Nope. It should be his first joint.
Third. Left hand should be palm against the cam body.
These are the basics.
But then, site is for amateurs about cameras, not about photography.

Jore Puusa
Teacher of photojournalism.
Helsinki, Finland.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 09:44 UTC as 67th comment | 10 replies
On Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro article (82 comments in total)

Every professional photographer who "shares" his or hers knowledge about photography to amateurs takes part in the killing of photography as profession. For some odd reason some pros do not understand that.
That is probably cause they have a firm position in the business and cannot see the problems of those who do not and specially young pros who are just starting business.
It is very sad that dpreview takes part in killing of profession by giving advice to amateurs how to shoot. The amateurs shoot for free or minimum prize. In Finland where I live professional photography is almost dead and amateurs have taken over cause those who buy pictures do not anymore see the difference of quality but consider only the money. This is why I see this kind of sharing knowledge extremely hazardous for the industry.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 07:23 UTC as 37th comment | 14 replies
On The One-Light Studio article (94 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: It´s great that professional photographers teach amateurs how to shoot. Then amateurs start taking pictures cheaply or pro bono and pros lose their jobs.
Pros go to schools, four years photography there and then they buy expensive gear and use money to get clients. And then some of them teach amateurs in web which causes the profession to collapse, that has happened all over and photography is a dying profession.

I made living as a photographer from 1972 to lets say 2008-2010 now it´s impossible by trying to maintain a high visual standard of pictures. You Matthew get what You do not pay for, lousy pictures but cheap--- good luck. I´m going to pension happily.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2012 at 15:35 UTC
On The One-Light Studio article (94 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: It´s great that professional photographers teach amateurs how to shoot. Then amateurs start taking pictures cheaply or pro bono and pros lose their jobs.
Pros go to schools, four years photography there and then they buy expensive gear and use money to get clients. And then some of them teach amateurs in web which causes the profession to collapse, that has happened all over and photography is a dying profession.

I am against sharing information so that those who get it for free start shooting for free or for minimum money. It does not help to be clever, in this country where I live ( Finland) there are only certain amount of jobs. Being clever does not help if gigs go for those who shoot them for free. Profession is really dying, Young pros cannot get jobs anymore cause those who have no morals steal their living by giving away shitty pics for free. Is that being clever, in my standard it`s not. The standard of visuals in pictures is going down cause there are no more pros to get it further.
I am not the only one to think like this. Most of those who are pros and I know are really sad about those colleagues around who kill the profession by sharing detailed information. Some have already stopped it cause they get nothing of sharing, only more people demanding more and more.
If it´s there, I have to have it --is the way young people think and are ready to steal what they can.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 15:04 UTC
On The One-Light Studio article (94 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: It´s great that professional photographers teach amateurs how to shoot. Then amateurs start taking pictures cheaply or pro bono and pros lose their jobs.
Pros go to schools, four years photography there and then they buy expensive gear and use money to get clients. And then some of them teach amateurs in web which causes the profession to collapse, that has happened all over and photography is a dying profession.

What was funny? Was it funny when I tried to defense the rights of pro photographers? Or was something else funny? The funniest part are those who're not brave enough to use their names and write short and stupid comments which have nothing to say. That way we make the world a better place.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 04:35 UTC
On The One-Light Studio article (94 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: It´s great that professional photographers teach amateurs how to shoot. Then amateurs start taking pictures cheaply or pro bono and pros lose their jobs.
Pros go to schools, four years photography there and then they buy expensive gear and use money to get clients. And then some of them teach amateurs in web which causes the profession to collapse, that has happened all over and photography is a dying profession.

You tell it greedy that I want to make living for my family for something I learned 35 years and You want to take it away for free? I would not give a s..t if amateurs learned what ever, the question is that as soon as they have learned something they start doing gigs for free. Got the point.
Get all the info You want that´s ok, but give a little respect to those who teach You and at least ask for the same money when shooting gigs.
Here in Finland a pro takes about 1500 use shooting a wedding, an amateur asks for 100 usd, does not pay taxes and does not give a s..t about quality. What if every profession went through the same. Doctors started to write how to make appendix disappear and amateurs started cutting people open for a few bucks. Well some died but so what...

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 15:33 UTC
On The One-Light Studio article (94 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: It´s great that professional photographers teach amateurs how to shoot. Then amateurs start taking pictures cheaply or pro bono and pros lose their jobs.
Pros go to schools, four years photography there and then they buy expensive gear and use money to get clients. And then some of them teach amateurs in web which causes the profession to collapse, that has happened all over and photography is a dying profession.

I am a Finnish pressphotographer, whole trade, whole bisness has collapsed and amateurs and editors do most of the shooting, They shoot for free cause it´s cool or their fee is 10% of that what pros would take. That is mostly because other pros teach basics is web. So by teaching amateurs to take pictures You kill another photographers living in some part of the world. That is terrible and very stupid. But it cannot be helped, profession is going to die in a few years because people are greed and take for free anything they can and then use it for themselves only.
Those who work in papers care only what everything costs not the quality of pictures and that is going to affect democracy also. Journalism should be watching the governments, how can it do it when pictures are cheap s..t.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 12:53 UTC
On The One-Light Studio article (94 comments in total)

It´s great that professional photographers teach amateurs how to shoot. Then amateurs start taking pictures cheaply or pro bono and pros lose their jobs.
Pros go to schools, four years photography there and then they buy expensive gear and use money to get clients. And then some of them teach amateurs in web which causes the profession to collapse, that has happened all over and photography is a dying profession.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 19:09 UTC as 39th comment | 24 replies
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