~ところ = time, moment

~ところ used as a pseudonoun means “time”, though when it is used as a common noun, it means “place”, as in 住んでいる所はどこですか。 [Where is the place where you live?]. The following examples indicate “time”.

これから帰るところです。 [I am about to go home now.]
今帰ったところです。 [I have just come home.]

ところ in カメラを向けたところ、 ・・・ [When a camera man turned his camera, …] in the text means “time”.

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