Cinema is the art and science of visual storytelling says legendary filmmaker James Cameron. If story is the soul of cinema, cinematography is its heart. A cinematographer helps a director narrate the story he has in his mind visually. Cinematography captures the mood and atmosphere of a film. Cinematographers understand the psychology of colors and lighting to create desired atmosphere and lend mood to a cinema. Legendary cinematographers like P. C. Sreeram, S. Gopal Reddy carved a niche for themselves with their work. With the advent of modern technology, and digital cameras, cinematography changed the way it is and newer techniques explored. Some of the Telugu cinematographers attained national recognition, and won the National Awards. The Following list shows cinematographers who work in Telugu Film Industry and gave shape to numerous films.