Cinematography, great cinematographers (directors of photography)

Cinematography, great cinematographers; a guide to cinematography websites

Subject categories on this page
  1. Cinematographers
  2. Discussion, blogs
  3. Digital film


Academy Awards for Best Cinematography.
Wikipedia entries.

American Society of Cinematographers

Australian Cinematographers Society


British cinematography

The Guild of British Camera Technicians

The British Society of Cinematographers


Canadian Society of Cinematographers

Cinematographers *

The Encyclopedia of Cinematographers
An online guide.

Famous cinematographers

Gianni Di Venanzo

Freddie Young

Geoffrey Unsworth

Geoffrey Unsworth, Wikipedia entry.

Giuseppe Rotunno

Harry Stradling

John Alcott

Raoul Coutard. Wikipedia

Raoul Coutard. IMDB

Raoul Coutard. Guardian article.

Pasqualino de Santis

Pasqualino De Santis

Jack Cardiff. Wikipedia

Jack Cardiff. BFI

Jack Cardiff, The Powell and Pressburger Pages

Jack Cardiff. Guardian obituary

Jack Cardiff. IMDB

Sven Nykvist

Douglas Slocombe. Wikipedia

Douglas Slocombe. IMDb

Gregg Toland

Gregg Toland, Wikipedia entry.

Vittorio Storaro

The Vittorio Storaro website

Vittorio Storaro. Wikipedia
Professional cinematography resources and news.

Cinematography Mailing List (CML)


Discussion, blogs *

Cinematography discussion and information for professional conematographers.
Mailing list for professional cinematographers, their crews and suppliers.

is a video blog and webcast dedicated to the craft of cinematography and motion picture camera operation. It covers on video, writing and photography the latest news, reviews and technical advances of the motion picture industry whether is traditional film, digital cinematography, camera accessories, lighting, grip, audio and DI-digital intermediate.


Emerging Cinematographer Awards

European Federation of Cinematographers


A History of the Discovery of Cinematography
An illustrated chronological history of the development of motion pictures covering 2,500 years leading to cinematography in the 1800’s.


ICG Magazine

International Cinematographers Guild
The International Cinematographers Guild represents some of the most talented camera professionals and publicists in the world.

Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers
An online guide to international cinematographers.

Digital film *

BBC report on digital cinema/ film projection in the U.K.

Christie Digital Film Projectors

Cinema Minima
A news service for movie makers, especially those who use digital tools to make or distribute movies.

Digital Cinema Initiatives
LLC (DCI) was created in March 2002, as a joint venture of Disney, Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. DCI’s primary purpose is to establish and document voluntary specifications for an open architecture for digital cinema that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control.

Digital cinematography. Wikipedia entry.

Digital cinematography, Wikipedia entry.


8mm and 16mm film resources.
The history of cinematography.

Film formats. List of film formats, Wikipedia.


Sivan, Santosh. Santosh Sivan
Soulscape, reflections on cinematography,memoirs. Santosh Sivan’s official homepage.


Wikipedia entries on cinematography.