Eli Hughes - Cinematographer and Camera Operator

I started my career in the North-West of England, working on commercial and documentary projects. Alongside this, my passion for narrative work grew, and independently I started to shoot my own experimental projects with the small amount of resources I had at my disposal.

After shooting corporate and factual content for some time in the Lake District, I decided to pursue my love for cinema in London - moving here in 2018. I then began my studies at the London Film Academy for the next two years, being awarded a scholarship to attend the film school. Since graduating with a 1st Class degree from LFA, I have started to build my reputation for lensing narrative, promotional and music video work.

From my time spent as a camera trainee and camera assistant, I am also able to offer camera assistant services. I have worked on large-scale sets such as ITV's 'Unforgotten' and Netflix' 'Black Mirror' as well as commercials for Dr Martens, TUMI, FIFA, Land Rover and many more.

 In 2022 I shot my first feature length project, which was also a first in the romantic comedy genre. I believe I am an adaptable Cinematographer, one who can tell beautiful stories from often little resources; I think outside of the box, and provide any director with a fantastic collaboration and crew.

I hope that this site provides you with an insight into my skillset, and that it points you in my direction for future projects!


"Eli’s creative and technical ability to bend light, capture video and tell a story through the screen is profound. The mixture of his impressive work ethic, collaborative mindset and passion for cinematography is clearly shown in the high quality work that he produces." - Jack Murphy, Director

“Working with Eli was a great experience. His level of work is extremely high standard and his experience shows. My role when working with him was to take the aerial shots for a few scenes. The way he streamlined exactly what he wanted the shot to look like, made it easy for me to get the desired shot. I hope to work with Eli in the future, it was a pleasure” - Dominic Hayles, Drone Operator

“Eli is a decisive and hands on person on set. He knows what he is doing and always gives clear instructions to both his camera and lighting team. Whether a cinematographer or camera assistant, he always brings the same professionalism to each and every shoot.” - Stephanie Ho, 1st Assistant Camera