In this Toronto Star video series on photojournalism, photographer Lucas Oleniuk jumps into the Prime VS Zoom debate by explaining why his lens kit consists of (almost) all prime lenses.

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.

Here, photographer Lucas Oleniuk jumps into the Prime VS Zoom debate by explaining why his lens kit consists of (almost) all prime lenses.

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.