What is a Career in Cinematography?

What is a Career in Cinematography?

I find a Career in Cinematography very interesting. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Cinematography is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Cinematography. I was Googling about a Career in Cinematography and was lucky to find: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170615-0002/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Cinematography/hindi 

Mukesh Khugsal's perspective!
Mukesh Khugsal is an experienced professional with 17 years in Cinematography. Mukesh Khugsal has worked in Cinematography as Cinematographer in Various Creative Assignments. In Mukesh Khugsal's own words, this is how Mukesh Khugsal got into Cinematography: "I was always interested in Photography and Cinema. After completing my graduation from Delhi University, I started working with Inframe Creations, Delhi." I searched Mukesh Khugsal on Google and found this profile: https://www.lifepage.in/page/mukeshkhugsal 

Career Video on Cinematography
In a video, Mukesh Khugsal has talked about various aspects of a Career in Cinematography. Mukesh Khugsal started by explaining Cinematography as: "Cinematography is the science or art of motion-picture photography by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as film stock." The video gave me so much food for thought.


It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Cinematography, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Cinematography. Mukesh Khugsal touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Lighting
  • Camera & Equipments
  • Photography Basics

This Career demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out.
Mukesh Khugsal then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Cinematography:

  • Creativity
  • Learn from Internet
  • Composition
  • Communication
  • Experimentation
  • Patience

It is important to get an understanding of the Positives of this Career.
Mukesh Khugsal believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Cinematography:

  • Work is Fun
  • Interaction with People
  • Flexible Working Hours

It is important that one develops a fair understanding of the Challenges of this Career.
And, Mukesh Khugsal believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Cinematography:

  • Climate Conditions
  • Disturbed Family Life
  • Work Life Balance
  • Struggle Period
  • Commercial Work


In the final section of the video Mukesh Khugsal talks about How a day goes in a Career in Cinematography. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Cinematography, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20170615-0002 

Similar Career Talks on LifePage
I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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  22. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181009-0001/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Audio-Video-Production/hindi

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