This book is a ‘letter to my younger self’. It contains the information, advice and guidance that would have made my, and I hope will make your, journey from camera trainee to director of photography smoother, faster and more enjoyable.

I have looked at the technical and creative areas of cinematography and what, in the long run, becomes the most important of all: the development and use of visual language. The book is based around practical advice and guidance for camera assisting, shooting, lighting and managing the digital work flow. This is supported with a level of theory that will allow you to use the techniques described.

The combination of information, links, exercises and insights reflects the way many of us currently learn, ...

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