In this Master Glass video series on photojournalism, photographer Steve Russell explains the process of taking photos quietly during sensitive moments, such as funerals. 

In the newsgathering business, photographers must shoot in all types of lighting conditions, and often have only moments to capture the best possible shot. It requires skill and experience and knowing photography and lenses like the back of your hand. In this “Master Glass” series, Toronto Star photographers reveal how they do it: the settings, the angles, the lenses, the approach.

Star photographer Steve Russell explains how to take photos quietly during sensitive moments.

Video courtesy of the Toronto Star, where this photojournalism series was originally published. See additional videos here: http://www.thestar.com/photos/masterglass.html.


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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.