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Selen Jain
What is the difference between photography and cinematography?
on Feb 16, 2017 at 10:56:18 am

What is the actual difference between photography and cinematography? And is there any similarity as well?

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Blaise Douros
Re: What is the difference between photography and cinematography?
on Feb 16, 2017 at 6:39:18 pm

One of them involves shooting photos, the other video.

But for serious: a cinematographer has to work with the director to craft multiple shots that serve the story and keep a consistent look within the scene. They have to consider lighting setup, camera position and movement, focal length, whether there is adequate coverage of the scene at multiple angles for the editor, and they have to execute those things in such a way that they add to the director's vision for the scene and the story being told within it.

A photographer is usually trying to tell the entire story in a single shot--there can be an equal amount of technical setup involved with different kinds of technology (usually strobes instead of continuous lighting, for example). However, the photographer is often not beholden to anyone else's vision, and does not have to consider shooting different angles to be used by an editor to complete the scene.

They'll use similar thought processes when choosing focal length, camera position, and the way they light their scenes, but their goals are different.


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Selen Jain
Re: What is the difference between photography and cinematography?
on Feb 22, 2017 at 10:39:45 am

Thank you so much for explaining it in such a simple but detailed way.

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