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.


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

Your video is beautiful, your curiosity contagious and your professionalism greatly appreciated...

Tyler Suiters
Senior Vice President
Consumer Electronic Association of America

Paul is an A list DP. I've hired him for everything from high end interviews, creative b-roll and under cover hidden camera operations. Smart, creative and a pleasure to work with...

Sandra Thomas
Development Producer
Today Show, Dateline NBC, NBC Nightly News

Paul is great to work with. He's high energy, takes ownership of a project and has a great work ethic!

James Bowers
Creative Director SVP

Creative, enthusiastic and works hard. I have the utmost confidence in his work and highly recommend Paul...

Cindy Smith
America's Most Wanted
Starfish Media

The Asheboro Story was excellent and well shot as usual.
Great work and thanks!

Jeff Fager
Chairman CBS News
Executive Producer, 60 Minutes

I just want to send a quick "thank you" your way for the extraordinary work at the White House. The President was lucky to be in your hands...and so was I.
A great job.

Scott Pelley
CBS 60 Minutes

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