A cinematographer or director of photography is the chief over the camera and light crews working on a film, television production or other live action piece and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image.

Job Prospect


Work Environment

Cinematographers may work on television and movie sets. Cinematographers may travel quite frequently and be away for months at a time

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Vocational Education

Professional Skills / Tools Required

Associated Disciplines

digital cinematography