Careers In Cinematography is an art and craft of making motion pictures by capturing a story visually. A cinematographer also referred to as DOP or DP is the chief over camera and light crews working on a motion picture. with regards to the image. He is the one who selects the camera, lenses, filters etc to match with the intentions of the director. The director basically conveys what he wants from a particular scene and the cinematographer works towards achieving that effect.