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James D.

Louisville, KY, USA

$100 - $500 / Day

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Top Services

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

  • Reporter / Journalist

  • Production Assistant



  • 2K video camera
  • 4K video camera
  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent


  • External recorder
  • Shotgun mic
  • Wireless lavalier mic


  • Shoulder rig
  • Lighting kit

About James

James M. Dobson is a multimedia journalist dedicated to telling the stories of breaking news through photographs and compelling video. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, James seeks to report on local and global events with clarity and fairness, respecting all sides of an issue. James has collaborated on projects with CNN, Discovery Channel, and Africa Geographic. His photographic work has been published in several large-market newspapers across America, including USA Today, Louisville's Courier-Journal, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and The Hutchinson News. James also won Best in Show in the 2017 Kansas Press Association Awards. Currently, James is a staff photographer for WAVE 3 News, a television station in Louisville.

Top Projects

  • GC Telegram -- Travel ban stokes fears, worries amongst local Somalis

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    Following Donald Trump's call to ban Somalians entering the United States, this story tried to share the views of the large community of Somali men and women living in Garden City, a small rural town in Southwest Kansas.

  • GC Telegram -- Lack of clarity in Trump’s immigration plans raises concerns, questions

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    The story sought to clarify then president-elect Trump's immigration plan and addressing fears in the Hispanic-majority population of Garden City. The story won first place for news writing in the Kansas Press Association 2017 awards.

  • Great Big Story -- United by Difference: How One Kansas Community Thrives

    • Production Assistant

    CNN's Great Big Story featured Garden City as an example of how diversity makes America better.

All Services


  • Fixer

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Gaffer
  • Grip
  • Production Assistant
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

James' Clients

  • Great Big Story

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