The Camera 1 Group

Washington, District of Columbia


About Us

Paul Dougherty is a Peabody, ACE, White House News Photographer and Emmy award winning Director of Photography with more than 25 years of experience. Known for his creative attention to detail and expertise in lighting, he is an established and recognized leader in his field.

Paul started The Camera 1 Group in 1990 to provide a select group of crews to Broadcast and Production Houses nationwide.

The Camera 1 Group is recognized in the industry as a reliable source for highly experienced field production crews whose credits include all of the major news magazine programs, award winning documentaries, broadcast commercials, advertising ad campaigns and major broadcast cable networks.

Prior to starting Camera 1, Paul was a staff photographer for USA Today on TV, and cameraman and editor for PM Magazine . Paul is well known as an engaging and artistic DP who brings his expert eye to every project, with a special emphasize in lighting.

He is also the crazy guy hanging off the roof of a speeding car if it will make for a better shot. He truly believes in the TV mantra ....you're only as good as your last shot. Every shoot matters.

2015 Production Hub Winner Top 100
" Most popular and trusted vendors doing stellar and inspiring work"

We have been in the industry since 1990.

The Camera 1 Group Sizzle Reel
Added on 11/18/2014
Montage of some of our recent work


There's only 1 phone call to make in the Washington DC area for your crew needs...

Marc Caiafa
Major League Baseball
Vice President Field Operations

Paul is the complete package. There are not many playing on the same level as him who can bring the combination of true artistry, experience and reliability to the job. He has done this for the NBA for 25 years and counting!

Paul Hirshheimer
Senior Vice President
NBA Entertainment

Awesome...yep awesome!

Jordon Kronick
Producer "Red Bull"

"Paul, very pleased with the piece...Thanks for such a great job"

Katie Couric
Afganistan May 2009

"Great news...we won a Peabody!"

Henry Schuster
Producer CBS 60 Minutes
April 2009

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