As a photographer and mentor, my goal is that clients enjoy what I do, and that I can inspire them to do what I enjoy.

The Photographer

David Oldridge is a British ex-pat who arrived in Connecticut in 2009 armed with a wife, his cameras and an opportunity to apply his photography skills and imagination in a new environment.

“This move provided me with fresh challenges, commercially and artistically, to which I have endeavoured to rise to meet my own standards and the expectations of clients”…

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Professional Services

Include:

  • Commissioned portrait, product and arcitectural photo shoots, in studio or on location
  • Tuition, mentoring and workshops
  • Stock wildlife and landscape images
  • Digital image repair and restoration

We set our standards of professional integrity high and work to those for every client…

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Projects

“Art In Nature” photography competition thru August 2017 and covering article in Dorset magazine.

“Monaco Grand Prix 2015” Not so much a project as it was fulfilling a lifelong ambition as photographer and a fan of the sport

“Creatures Great and Small” Opened as resident exhibitor at Francesca’s, Collinsville from March 2014

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Recent Works From our Facebook Page Feed

I go to the trouble of reducing pixel size of the images for uploading, to make it easier and quicker for people to view.
But now I see that Facebook is presenting them at way over 100% of the uploaded resolution, making them look a complete mess. Thanks Zuckerberg. It's not rocket science to present an image in the resolution it was uploaded at!
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2 weeks ago

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The one that got away! A Little Egret losing its breakfast as a very small fish makes a bid for freedom. You have to squint a little, with this small file size, to see the escapee - by side of neck in the 1st frame, and passing in front of belly in the 2nd frame, beneath the indignant expression ... See MoreSee Less

The one that got away! A Little Egret losing its breakfast as a very small fish makes a bid for freedom. You have to squint a little, with this small file size, to see the escapee - by side of neck in the 1st frame, and passing in front of belly in the 2nd frame, beneath the indignant expression

Identity Crisis! I wasn't going to post this image, as the focus was all over the place. However, in fluffing up it's feathers, this normally sleek looking Heron has shown its talent for impersonating an Ostrich!! ... See MoreSee Less

Identity Crisis! I wasnt going to post this image, as the focus was all over the place. However, in fluffing up its feathers, this normally sleek looking Heron has shown its talent for impersonating an Ostrich!!

Firstly, make sure you get all your ducks in a row! ... See MoreSee Less

Firstly, make sure you get all your ducks in a row!

2 weeks ago

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Carp fishermen come in all shapes and sizes. The least said about the middle offspring's table manners, the better. Quite how it got that carp down in one go, I'm not sure! ... See MoreSee Less

Carp fishermen come in all shapes and sizes. The least said about the middle offsprings table manners, the better. Quite how it got that carp down in one go, Im not sure!

Great crested Grebe porpoising in the course of a wash and brush up ... See MoreSee Less

Great crested Grebe porpoising in the course of a wash and brush up

4 weeks ago

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Following the Little Grebe family posted last week, there was no shortage of other waterborne youngsters at Hamwall, including a very striking Great Crested Grebe chick and some Coot chicks - one with parent ... See MoreSee Less

Following the Little Grebe family posted last week, there was no shortage of other waterborne youngsters at Hamwall, including a very striking Great Crested Grebe chick and some Coot chicks - one with parent

Diminutive Reed Warbler, complete with "ex" hoverfly" ... See MoreSee Less

Diminutive Reed Warbler, complete with ex hoverfly

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Quite a few of them at Sculptures by the lakes right now.

I love this!.May I share as my back ground on facebook?

"Keep on dancing" Simon Gudgeon, I feel a bronzed leaf sculpture coming on! :-) ... See MoreSee Less

Keep on dancing Simon Gudgeon, I feel a bronzed leaf sculpture coming on! :-)

1 month ago

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Hamwall RSPB reserve has a thriving population of Great White Egrets which I have only previously encountered in the Caribbean ... See MoreSee Less

Hamwall RSPB reserve has a thriving population of Great White Egrets which I have only previously encountered in the Caribbean

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It is awesome to see your work again!

Little Grebe parenting 101. Feed and protect your beloved offspring, but beware the kick in the teeth - literally!! ... See MoreSee Less

Little Grebe parenting 101. Feed and protect your beloved offspring, but beware the kick in the teeth - literally!!

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Stunning picture

1 month ago

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Little Grebe and brood at Hamwall RSPB Reserve ... See MoreSee Less

Little Grebe and brood at Hamwall RSPB Reserve

Siesta time for Mr and Mrs Black Tailed Godwit ... See MoreSee Less

Siesta time for Mr and Mrs Black Tailed Godwit

Oyster Catcher enjoying his munchies. It was difficult to tell, even on the full resolution copy, what exactly was on the menu. ... See MoreSee Less

Oyster Catcher enjoying his munchies. It was difficult to tell, even on the full resolution copy, what exactly was on the menu.

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I love those water droplets in his mouth! Nice pic!

So glad you are posting again.

1 month ago

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Male Marsh Harrier cruising above some distant reed beds looking for breakfast ... See MoreSee Less

Male Marsh Harrier cruising above some distant reed beds looking for breakfast

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Those eyes!

Beautiful!

Common Tern emerging with his fish supper...and an unintended vegetable side dish ... See MoreSee Less

Common Tern emerging with his fish supper...and an unintended vegetable side dish

1 month ago

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Starting to bring the gear out of UK hibernation, although yours truly is feeling a little rusty. While I have been used to exotic colours and characters in Connecticut wildlife, this beautiful Goldfinch is perhaps the one example of a UK bird sartorially outshining his American cousin! ... See MoreSee Less

Starting to bring the gear out of UK hibernation, although yours truly is feeling a little rusty. While I have been used to exotic colours and characters in Connecticut wildlife, this beautiful Goldfinch is perhaps the one example of a UK bird sartorially outshining his American cousin!

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Beautiful, David! Keep them coming!

It's about time! Beautiful!

Beautiful pictures!!

He is a little beauty!

Stunning

Beautiful

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2 months ago

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Green Herons. The speed with which the one lunged down through the foliage defied the naked eye. Only when i was closely inspecting the images did I realise that he had managed to nail the dragon fly! ... See MoreSee Less

Green Herons. The speed with which the one lunged down through the foliage defied the naked eye. Only when i was closely inspecting the images did I realise that he had managed to nail the dragon fly!

2 months ago

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Tricolored Heron with a fish supper (better described as an amuse bouche) ... See MoreSee Less

Tricolored Heron with a fish supper (better described as an amuse bouche)

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Lovely and majestic. Great photos too.

Beautiful creature.

Caroline Illingworth do you think this one is yours 😂 #fishsupper

2 months ago

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Searched in vain for the reputed Flamingos. The only sign of pink I could find was on this lonesome but resplendent Reddish Egret ... See MoreSee Less

Searched in vain for the reputed Flamingos. The only sign of pink I could find was on this lonesome but resplendent Reddish Egret

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Very handsome bird.

2 months ago

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Well, we're back after a wonderful trip to Turks and Caicos. Target species were not very obliging, but sorting through a few which I had not previously captured in the Caribbean.
A pair of White Cheeked Pintails to start the ball rolling.
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Well, were back after a wonderful trip to Turks and Caicos. Target species were not very obliging, but sorting through a few which I had not previously captured in the Caribbean.
A pair of White Cheeked Pintails to start the ball rolling.

2 months ago

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Journey nearly at an end. Not as much photo opportunity as would have hoped for on Turks and Caicos. The target Flamingos were particularly conspicuous by their absence. Will sort through what I do have when we return home next week, and see if there are one or two interesting results worth posting. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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Finally, on the subject of Art in Nature: For those who do not have access to Dorset Magazine, and for whom the image of the double page article was not sufficiently legible, here are the criteria for the competition.
Sculpture by the Lakes, in my experience, provides beautiful habitat for some of the most diverse of nature's bounty, in Dorset and beyond, all living in harmony with the spectacular creations of renowned sculptor Simon Gudgeon. I urge you to participate in Art in Nature, but the location is so worth a visit whether with or without a camera.
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Finally, on the subject of Art in Nature: For those who do not have access to Dorset Magazine, and for whom the image of the double page article was not sufficiently legible, here are the criteria for the competition.
Sculpture by the Lakes, in my experience, provides beautiful habitat for some of the most diverse of natures bounty, in Dorset and beyond, all living in harmony with the spectacular creations of renowned sculptor Simon Gudgeon. I urge you to participate in Art in Nature, but the location is so worth a visit whether with or without a camera.

3 months ago

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Following the announcement of my newfound role as an arbiter of all that is wonderful in wildlife photography, I was also asked to prepare an article for Dorset Magazine, to introduce Art in Nature. This has now been published, and provides the details necessary for participation in the competition being run in conjunction with Sculpture by the Lakes ... See MoreSee Less

Following the announcement of my newfound role as an arbiter of all that is wonderful in wildlife photography, I was also asked to prepare an article for Dorset Magazine, to introduce Art in Nature. This has now been published, and provides the details necessary for participation in the competition being run in conjunction with Sculpture by the Lakes

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Brilliant David - congratulations

Great stuff David, well done 😃

Well done!!!

Well done David xxx

Check you out! Very swish! 😎

Great... Congratulations

Wow fantastic David 👍

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