cam·​era·​man ˈkam-rə-ˌman How to pronounce cameraman (audio)
: a person who operates a camera (as for motion pictures or television)

Examples of cameraman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hamza joined Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau during the conflict, working as an assistant cameraman and a field producer, his father said. Hazem Balousha, Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2024 In the clip, the cameraman walks through the aisle of an airplane featuring Southwest’s old seats. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2024 On another trip to Botswana, in 2009, a cameraman films LaPierre setting out to hunt buffalo. Mike Spies, The New Yorker, 23 Feb. 2024 El Conde marks the 75-year-old cameraman’s third Academy Award nomination. Matthew Jacobs, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Feb. 2024 If the cameraman is only ever focused on James, the audience will miss what the other players are doing. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 27 Mar. 2024 When a photojournalist and helicopter cameraman for CBS Los Angeles posted a thread to Twitter featuring similar footage, tens of thousands of people retweeted and commented. Malia Wollan, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2024 Meanwhile, a fictional MTV reporter and cameraman observe rehearsals and interview Jackson, who talks briefly about his family and musical roots. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Mar. 2024 Digital imaging technician Jota Salazar and advance unit cameraman Joshua Vela completed the technical crew that were armed with the latest in gear, including drones, underwater sea scooters and tow cams. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 15 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cameraman was in 1883

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“Cameraman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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