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James DeCamp Photography
Commercial Photographer and Owner, Ohio, 1979 - present.

  • James DeCamp photography is a full service, editorial, corporate and advertising photography studio.
  • While working mainly in digital format; the studio still has film capabilities with extensive experience in formats from 35mm to 8x10.
  • Studio and location experience includes advertising, architecture, executive portraiture, product illustration, public relations, photojournalism, sports, time-lapse, Virtual Reality tours, product, food, conceptual illustration photography., annual report, video, and stock photography.
  • Award-winning cutting edge photographic techniques, including High Dynamic Range (HDR) captures, Time-lapse photography, and high quality Panorama photography.
  • Premier post-production expertise.
  • Clients include: Longaberger, Wendy's, Federal Heath, Flying Horse Farms, Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Columbus Police Department, Columbus Fire Department, ThisWeek Newspapers, The Columbus Dispatch, WBNS-TV, State of Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, etc.

The Columbus Dispatch
Staff Multimedia Photojournalist, Columbus, Ohio, 1998 - April 2009.
Freelance Photojournalist/Scanning Technician, Columbus, Ohio, 1995-1998.

  • Responsible for covering news, sporting events, and features on a state wide level for local publication in a daily newspaper with a paid circulation of more than 325,000 (Sunday).
  • Implemented standards and troubleshooted procedures for wirelessly transmitting digital images prior to the existence of wide spread hi-speed networks, allowing for the meeting of critical deadlines.
  • Researched, developed and integrated effective strategies to monitor and track public safety department responses to emergency situations in the city of Columbus, Franklin and surrounding counties.
  • Researched, wrote and designed a user friendly operations manual that is currently in use by Dispatch editorial employees and a local TV station to coordinate the coverage of breaking news more effectively.
  • Consistently won awards from the ONPA, NPPA, and SPJ for news photography, often ranking in the 'top 25' photojournalists' in the state.
  • Coordinated photographers coverage of sporting events and performed lay out and design of zoned pages meeting demanding deadlines.
  • Often volunteered to give presentations about the Dispatch to local clubs, high schools and other organizations to promote the newspaper and educate the public with a better understanding of the news process.
  • Trained new stringers and interns about the photography department's procedures and use of equipment.
  • Many published photos of general news, spot news and features resulted from self-initiative rather than general assignments.

Sunday In America
Freelance Photojournalist, Nationwide, 1997.

Versacolor Custom Imaging Lab
Digital Imaging Manager, Columbus, Ohio, 1995 - 1996.

1995 March For Jesus
Media Relations/Publicity Director, Columbus, Ohio, 1994 - 1995.

CNS/ThisWeek Newspapers
Staff Photojournalist & Electronic Imaging Technician, Columbus, Ohio, 1990 - 1995.

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette
Chief Photographer, Lancaster, Ohio, 1989 - 1990.

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette
Staff Photojournalist, Lancaster, Ohio, 1988 - Promoted, 1989.

The Columbus Dispatch
Photojournalist Intern, Columbus, Ohio, 1987 - 1988.

Americana Portraits Inc.
Portrait Photographer, Columbus, Ohio, 1987.

ACTV-7 News
Videographer/Producer/Director, Athens, Ohio, 1986 - 1987.

Ohio University Career Planning and Placement Service
Videographer/Producer/Director, Athens, Ohio, 1986 - 1986.

Videographer/Producer/Director, Athens, Ohio, 1986 - 1986.

Photographic Technician, Athens, Ohio, 1984 - 1985.

The Athens News
Freelance Photojournalist, Athens, Ohio, 1983 - 1987.

Building Services Unlimited
Janitor, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1982 - 1983.

Pizza House
Delivery Driver, Athens, Ohio, 1981 - 1982.

Associated Press
Freelance Photojournalist, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1981 - 1981.

Eastern Hills Journal
Freelance Photojournalist, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1980.

Cincinnati Enquirer
Freelance Photojournalist, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1979 - 1981.

PhotoBug, Inc.
Retail Sales Clerk, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1979.


Columbus Ohio Photographer specializing in both editorial and lifestyle imagery:
Bexley, Blacklick, Columbus, Dublin, New Albany, Galena, Grandview, Granville, Hilliard, Powell, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Worthington and Ohio.
Destination photography available upon request.
Editorial, Wedding, Commercial, Corporate, Time-lapse, Panorama, Senior Pictures, Engagement Portraits, Modeling Portfolios, Corporate Headshots, Photojournalism, Sports, Automotive, Travel photography and more.
Stock, Commercial and Editorial services also available. Agency-signed models and corporate executives may inquire about modeling, Portrait and headshot pricing.
Jim is available to travel for private commissions on a national and international basis.

James D. DeCamp vigorously protects his copyright interests.
All photographs, text and html coding appearing on this site is the exclusive intellectual property of James D. DeCamp and are protected under United States and international copyright laws.
None of the images found on this site are within the "Public Domain".
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