As cinematography standards are compromised with the introduction of equipment that makes it easy to get "acceptable" results we help professional cinematographers hold on to a sense of discipline and quality. "Good enough" is not good enough and "close enough" is miles away from good.
Of necessity our discussions are often of a technical nature but we never lose sight of the fact that we are "Guardians of the Image"
Beginners and non-cinematographers are welcome to read any list but we'd be grateful if they kept their questions to the mentor discussion list where cinematographers will answer questions as their schedule allows..
The Cinematography Mailing List, CML, was originally started in 1996 by Geoff Boyle so that 60 cinematographers working in high end commercials, TV series and movies could talk about issues that concerned them.