5 Movies on Photographers

In this post, we put together a collection of 5 movies that every aspiring photographer must watch. To appreciate Cinematic Photography, one must be sensitive to a cinematic frame. The mood, character, atmosphere and lighting must be captured in a cinematic shot. These are important elements that must appear whether shot candidly or staged.

We want to hear your favorite movie too. Let’s build this list as we talk. Submit your movie in the comment section below. Have fun!

National Geographic’s The Photographers (1996)

What does it take to take pictures that make history? Find out from these men and women on assignment from National Geographic.


Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens (2008)

Leibovitz’s sister, Barbara created this documentary. Annie Leibovitz has photographed rock stars, politicians, and supermodels. Watch and learn how she gets what she wants.


Shutter (2004)

The past comes to haunt a photographer and his girlfriend after a mysterious accident.


The Killing Fields (1984)

This is a story of a photographer trapped in Cambodia during the reign of the tyrant Pol Pot.


The Bang Bang Club (2010)

Four combat photographers set out to capture the final days of apartheid in South Africa. Based on true-life experiences.

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