Director of photography

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Director of photography

Director of photagraphy

Directors of photography are in charge of lighting a set and filming a movie or TV production.

Directors of photography often earn $25,000 to $30,000 a year. In general, DPs earn somewhere between $30,000 and $100,000 a year. Very successful DPs can earn more.

There are no strict educational requirements for this career. This is a career that relies a lot on talent and experience.

Working conditionsDirectors of photographyhave to be flexible to working conditions because they work wherever the film is being shot.

Sample career pathLevel 1Sample TitleTrainee Camera Operator / Production Assistant / GripEarningsUp to $25,000 a yearRequirements• An eye for composition and lighting. must work hard. The want to Learn.Level 2Sample TitleCamera OperatorEarnings$20,000 to $45,000 a yearRequirements• Technical ability• Experience working as a production assistant.• Creative ability to design shots and operate many camerasLevel 3Sample TitleDirector of PhotographyEarnings$45,000 to $60,000 a yearRequirements• Experience on sets and in studios working with film and video.• Experience as a camera operator.• Ability to design.


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