Bio – Tony Cobley: Commercial Photographer for Plymouth, Exeter, Torbay, Newton Abbot, Devon & Cornwall in South West England.

Photographer based between Plymouth, Exeter & Torbay in South Devon:

I am a full time professional commercial photographer based between Plymouth, Exeter and Torbay in Devon, UK. I specialise in corporate, commercial, advertising, industrial and editorial photography, creating “on brand” promotional and comm’s images as quality marketing assets. I work for business, education, industry and leisure organisations in south west England and beyond. I can also take on projects which include aerial drone photography, video and social media content creation via partner creative professionals and provide UK wide coverage via the Commercial Photographers Network of which I am a director.

I often work with marketing, PR, design and branding agencies locally and nationally capturing images to bring their south west campaigns to life. My work as a commercial photographer involves understanding and communicating brands and marketing messages which often include a lifestyle or human interest element.

I have been passionate about capturing images of the world around me since getting my first camera at the age of 12. Born in Leicestershire and living and working in South Devon since 1991, I enjoy combining my craft of photography with my enjoyment and respect for the inspirational south west environment and its people.

Fine art prints of my landscape and documentary photography can be bought at Tony Cobley Prints

I qualified with a first class BA (Hons) degree at what is now Arts University Plymouth in my 30’s and have subsequently achieved Associateship level of the British Institute of Professional Photography. Tony Cobley Photography began trading in April 2005, specialising in corporate and commercial photography throughout all areas of SW England, Devon & Cornwall – anywhere from the Isles of Scilly to Bristol. I am also happy to quote for projects further afield.

I create high quality marketing images and the photography is tailored to the exact wishes of each client. I am always pleased to discuss (in person or via Zoom) creative ideas, availability and budgets. I also enjoy delivering creative photography tuition and doing guest lectures and business talks in Devon & Cornwall.

My mission is to produce great photographs to your brief and to work professionally, with sensitivity, respect and good ethics to communicate your brand.

To see what I get up to, why not check out some of my slideshows such as:

When I’m not working, I like to surf, explore Dartmoor & the coast, chill under a tree in my garden, play snooker, snorkel with seals and you guessed it… take pictures!

Devon Photographer, Tony Cobley’s Qualifications:


BA (Hons) Photography

First Class from Plymouth Art & Design, 2008

FdA Photography

With distinction. From Plymouth Art & Design, 2007.


Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography, 2009

First Aid qualified

First Aid qualified, Enhanced DBS disclosure & fully insured, 2021

Medical Photography

Trained by "Patient Focussed" in establishing a medical photography service, 2021.