Douglas Robertson Photography

Why work with me?

Over the last three decades as a freelance photographer, I’ve worked for a diverse range of clients from the Dalai Lama to Bill Gates, from the Co-op Funeral Service to Total Oil.
I shot the last studio portraits of Roald Dahl, snapped Shahrukh Kahn’s lungi dance, and sped around France, Ireland, and the Sierra Nevada (among many other places) shooting travel pictures for HarperCollins and AA Publications.
Everything in between includes a spell of ten years as house photographer for the Edinburgh International Festival, countless conferences around the UK, and more CEO portraits than I can count. Publications have ranged from Doorstep (awaited eagerly each quarter by milkmen – and women) to the photography bible, Zoom.
I never advertise. New clients make a booking when an existing client recommends me as someone who can produce great results under pressure, and on time. That says more than a flashy advert that anyone with a laptop can create. You wouldn’t hire the plumber with the biggest yellow pages ad, you’d call the one who’d done a great job for a friend.



Things my clients say

As a thoroughly reliable and professional source of photography for many years now, Douglas always produces good results, often at very short notice. His enthusiasm for the subject and knack of getting on with people makes the whole process so easy.

David Hicks
Edinburgh world heritage

Due to his understanding of the theatrical process and pressures surrounding the opening of a show Douglas is reliable, flexible and turns things around quickly. We have always been thrilled with the results.

Sophie Ochojna
Visible fictions

Douglas understands brand, works well with clients and creates images that are consistently excellent. I would not hesitate in recommending him.

Peter Lawson

I’m really pleased with the pictures – the best I’ve seen of that kind of event and they do the job very well indeed

Stephen Crowe
Scottish funding council

Douglas quickly grasped our house style concept and produced high quality images that not only met our initial needs but have been used for other Baillie Gifford materials. i was impressed by Douglas’s ability to put people at ease and build rapport thus ensuring relaxed final shots. I have no hesitation in recommending Douglas.

Richard Barry
Baillie Gifford

Because of our long term relationship Douglas has an understanding of our needs and delivers exactly to our brief on every occasion. The end result is quality photography and an excellent service.

Julie Kyle
Bank of Scotland

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