Model: Ionna Da from Romania, photographed at West Hoathly near Crawley in 2014.

Barney Douglas was born in the United Kingdom in 1950 and was awarded a Licentiate of the Master Photographers Association in 1988.  He is a member of the Society of International Fashion & Glamour Photographers and the Society of International Commercial and Industrial Photographers, the highest rated full-time commercial photographer on the world's largest freelancing website, freelancer.com, with 175 reviews averaging 5-stars (56 as freelancer, 119 as employer as at 1 March 2019). and one of the most followed writers worldwide on photography and fashion modelling on quora.com


On UK based industry website, purpleport.com, he has over 400 references, all positive, (over 200 each as photographer, and as studio proprietor as at 1 March 2021).

He is the proprietor of HL-Studio Commercial Photography based in West Sussex and serves commercial clients locally, across the UK and worldwide, published by those clients in some forty countries on five continents.  In total he has over 700 references across all websites where active, all positive.

He specialises in fashion, product photography, dance and fitness, glamour, fine art, portfolios for models, dancers and actors, sport especially football and gymnastics, virtual tours, architecture and interior design, competitive agility and obedience dogs, and much more.

His Surrey studio facility is home to the most advanced digital virtual reality stills and video backdrop system in western Europe, a system used by a number of major film and television production companies often to insert clips into productions where continuity slips have been identified after the set or venue are no longer available.


Barney is also an accredited model scout, a French to UK English translator and published writer.   He is DBS checked and carries £2,000,000 public liability insurance in the studio and £5,000,000 on location.

01903 331611 / 07986 183948

Facebook: Hangleton Lane Studio

Freelancer: The Big Dish Man

SIFGP: Barney Douglas

SCIP: being updated

Purpleport as photographer: BDFoto

Purpleport as studio: Hangleton Lane Studio

Mandy Network as photographer: BDFoto