director of photography

[ dih-rek-ter uhv fuh-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ dɪˈrɛk tər ʌv fəˈtɒg rə fi /

noun Movies.

a person who is responsible for all operations concerning camera work and lighting during the production of a film. Abbreviation: DP

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Also called cinematographer.

Origin of director of photography

First recorded in 1915–20
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