A detailed analysis of the vector-dominance model for photoproduction of vector mesons and Compton scattering is presented. It is shown that the vector-dominance model of Compton scattering is consistent with the findings of Abarbanel et al. that a fixed pole is necessary at nonsense value of the angular momentum in the amplitudes for Compton scattering. Good diffraction patterns for the photoproduction of ρ0 and ω are obtained. It is found from the differential cross section for ω production that the value xωxρ~13, where xV is the γ-V coupling, is in better agreement with experiment than its estimate from the model of Oakes and Sakurai. Predictions for the angular distribution of photoproduced vector mesons at higher energies (Eγ~18 GeV) are made.