Masterpieces of 20th Century Cinematography

 

It started when a friend sent me a list of the Milestone Films in Cinematography of the 20th Century as voted by the American Society of Cinematographers. My wife and decided it might be fun watch one film off the list every week and take a deeper look back at the cinematography. What began as a few notes has become full articles.

I’ve always felt that cinematography was an area that was under represented in film - this year they even talked about not televising it as a category at the Academy Awards Ceremony (thankfully they changed their minds!). Anyway, as I photographer I think there is a lot to learn from the masters about lighting, composition, and visual storytelling.