25 of the Best Cinematographers in Film History

Many cinematographers have specialties—be it their use of light manipulation or dynamic camera movements. Giggster put together a list of the best cinematographers of all time.

French cinematographer Maryse Alberti got her start as a still photographer on the set of porn films in New York and ventured into the film  industry.

John Alcott started out as a clapper boy (the member of the film crew who holds the slate in front of the camera) and eventually worked his way up to a crewmember on Stanley Kubrick’s.

Michael Ballhaus was a German cinematographer who worked extensively with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Newman, and many others on over 100 films.

Michael Chapman known for his cinematograpy work on “Raging Bull,” “Taxi Driver,” “The Fugitive,” and 1978’s “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,”.d

A regular collaborator of the Coen Brothers, Roger Deakins’ cinematography credits include “The Big Lebowski,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,”

Caleb Deschanel has been nominated for the Best Cinematography Academy Award six times and is best known for his work on “The Black Stallion,” "The Right Stuff."