Director of photography

chief over the camera and lighting crews working on a film

The cinematographer or director of photography (sometimes shortened to DP or DOP) is the person responsible for the photographing or recording of a film, television production, music video or other live action piece.

A camera crew sets up for scenes to be filmed on the flight deck for the motion picture Stealth with the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72).

Societies and trade organizationsEdit

There are a number of national associations of cinematographers that represent members (irrespective of their official titles) for the advancement of cinematography, including:

  • the American Society of Cinematographers (A.S.C.)
  • the Brazilian Cinematographers Society (A.B.C.)
  • the International Collective of Female Cinematographers|International Collective of Women Cinematographers (ICFC)
  • the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (C.S.C.)
  • the Finnish Society of Cinematographers (F.S.C.)
  • the Guild of British Camera Technicians (G.B.C.T.)
  • the British Society of Cinematographers (B.S.C.)
  • the Australian Cinematographers Society (A.C.S.)
  • the Cinematographers Guild of Korea (C.G.K.)
  • the Filipino Society of Cinematographers (F.S.C.)
  • the French Society of Cinematographers (A.F.C.)
  • the Italian Society of Cinematographers (A.I.C.)
  • the Indian cinematographers|Western India Cinematographers Association (W.I.C.A.)
  • the Indian cinematographers|Indian Society of Cinematographers (I.S.C.)
  • the German Society of Cinematographers (BVK)
  • the Malaysian Society of Cinematographers (MySC)
  • the Netherlands Society of Cinematographers (NSC)
  • the South African Society of Cinematographers (S.A.S.C.)
  • the Spanish Society of Cinematography Works (A.E.C)
  • the International Federation of Cinematographers (IMAGO)
  • the Uruguayan Society of Cinematographers (S.C.U)
  • the Lithuanian Association of Cinematographers (LAC)
  • Cinematographers XX
  • Illuminatrix

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