Tamara Benitez is a Cinematographer based in Subic Bay Freeport Zone, near the Philippine capital of Manila.
Tamara studied under the tutelage of Cinematographer Larry Manda at the Mowelfund Film Institute in 2003, one of the last batch of students to learn the craft using film cameras. After apprenticing under various industry greats, Tamara went on to shoot movies such as Heremias by Award winning Director Lav Diaz and Anak ni Brocka and Ang Bangka Sa Pagitan Ng Dalawang Ilog by Sigfried Sanchez. Tamara has worked on several projects spanning the genres of Film, TV, TVCs, Music Videos, Documentary, and more. She now specializes in underwater and surf cinematography.
Tamara regularly produces surf and travel films, which she releases under her brand, ByTheSea.