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50th Anniversary year.

There aren’t too many small companies who can say they have been trading for 50 years. In 2013 we will proudly be able to happily say that we are one of those privileged companies.

The Dobson Agency was founded by the late Photographer Dennis Dobson in 1963 (Hence the Name). Dobson’s is now owned by Freelance Photographer Keith Meatheringham who has been running the agency for nearly 10 years now.

Over the last 50 years there have been lots of changes to the ownership, staff, & especially technology. We moved over to digital over 10 years ago now. Digital Technology is moving at such a speed now, and it’s very hard to keep up. But this is something we all have to do in order to keep our customers happy.

We have a bespoke web site where clients & photographers can login and upload / download images for commissioned assignments. We also have a Dropbox, Twitter, Facebook, Skype & LinkedIn accounts.

We are able to be commissioned for single or multiple photo shoots. We have many clients who have asked us to arrangelarger projects of sometimes up to 60 shoots throughout the UK. This is something we offer as a service and we always deliver a great service.

I am hoping 2013 will be a fruitful year for all our existing customers as well as any future clients of ours.

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year for 2013.

Keith Meatheringham

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A year after having our new web site built, we have been very happy with our clients responses.

We launched the new web site at the end of December 2007, and apart from a few problems, in the whole it has been working very well.

We spent a lot of time and money in creating a bespoke site enabling our photographers & clients to register on our site with photographers uploading pictures directly to the specific client assignment through the web site.

Once registered, your account will be checked by our administrator and should everything be correct, the account will then be activated.

When the Photographer has uploaded the pictured to the assignment area, an automated email & link will be sent direct to the client, who logs in and is able to view and download the pictures themselves.

We have also just launched our new logo, which has been added to our web site, as well as our own Dobson Agency BLOG, which we are going to update regularly, please feel free to add your comments here and come back to our web site to see what offers we have on

We hope you like our system, and look forward to working with you again soon.

Many thanks



Alan MacAskill, Publishing Director/Editions Publishing
"We have used the Dobson Agency since 2004, during which time they have provided our company with excellent support in the areas of photography.

As we deal with clients who have a variety interests across the UK, using an agency which has photographers throughout the country is a bonus, as is their ability to handle multiple project requests at short notice."

Ellen Midwood, National Campaigns Manager / British Heart Foundation
"The Dobson Agency provided us with photos of our four case studies – all people who had suffered from heart conditions. The photos were beyond our expectations and look fantastic in our materials. The shots are very natural and positive, which is exactly what we hope to convey in the campaign.

The photo shoots were spread across the country – from Scarborough to Somerset! – and it was reassuring to know that the Dobson Agency were happy to cover any UK location we required."

Zoe Craig-Tyler, Marketing Co-ordinator / Whitby Seafoods
"The Dobson Agency have provided our business with excellent support in the areas of project photography. Their work has been a major factor in our PR activity in the summer of 2006 where their photographs were featured in the publican and in a national competition.

It is extremely useful to have photographers nationwide and who are available with short notice and who maintain the same price throughout all jobs. Their attitude and dedication throughout each jobs has been superb. I have also been impressed with their follow up work."

Colin Reynolds, Technical Information Manager/IAS Smarts Plc
"IAS Smarts would like to recommend the Dobson Photographic Agency as a source of good photographers across the UK, who always provide us with quality work at competitive prices, promptly and efficiently."

Chris Fensom / Jupiter Design
"Both Jupiter and Boots were very pleased with your work especially as it was at short notice . However you pulled all the stops out for us with, at times, limited information."

"The Dobson Agency always delivers on time and to the brief."

"We have been using the agency for the past four years to cover the national Fish & Chip Shop of the Year competition, using their extensive network of photographers all over the UK."

"Asking at short notice is never a problem and we are always guaranteed to receive a quality and imaginative final product."

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