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

An appropriate time of year for Waxwings to appear in the UK. However, this is in fact a previously unseen shot of a Cedar Waxwing from Connecticut ... See MoreSee Less

An appropriate time of year for Waxwings to appear in the UK. However, this is in fact a previously unseen shot of a Cedar Waxwing from Connecticut

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Beautiful bird.

Caught in the act great shot !

2 months ago

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Turns out that Iceland has no shortage of water. Most of it in the sky (which is why these are the last pics), some of it frozen in glaciers and much of it falling over cliffs. This Country must really be something to behold when it is bathed in the morning or evening sun. ... See MoreSee Less

Turns out that Iceland has no shortage of water. Most of it in the sky (which is why these are the last pics), some of it frozen in glaciers and much of it falling over cliffs. This Country must really be something to behold when it is bathed in the morning or evening sun.

2 months ago

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Iceland was a wonderful trip despite the expectation of some landscape photography which was dashed by the constant inclemency of low cloud and rain. Pretty much all I ended up with were a few opportunist holiday snaps wherever we happened to be when a momentary lifting of the cloud occurred. There was enough to be able to appreciate what a spectacular Country it is under normal conditions, and we will return. ... See MoreSee Less

Iceland was a wonderful trip despite the expectation of some landscape photography which was dashed by the constant inclemency of low cloud and rain. Pretty much all I ended up with were a few opportunist holiday snaps wherever we happened to be when a momentary lifting of the cloud occurred. There was enough to be able to appreciate what a spectacular Country it is under normal conditions, and we will return.

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Beautiful pictures David ☺

2 months ago

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Icelandic Whooper Swans on the move in the first early golden rays of the morning. They were probably as overjoyed to see the only hour of sunshine in a week as we were 😎
In truth they were only on the move because they didn't want me snapping their portraits while they were breakfasting!
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Icelandic Whooper Swans on the move in the first early golden rays of the morning. They were probably as overjoyed to see the only hour of sunshine in a week as we were 😎
In truth they were only on the move because they didnt want me snapping their portraits while they were breakfasting!

2 months ago

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Our trip to Iceland was not particularly in search of wildlife (spartan to say the least in land) so I was not suitably armed. However, I was able to get close enough to a small group of Rock Ptarmigan strutting their stuff. ... See MoreSee Less

Our trip to Iceland was not particularly in search of wildlife (spartan to say the least in land) so I was not suitably armed. However, I was able to get close enough to a small group of Rock Ptarmigan strutting their stuff.

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Healthy looking birds ☺

3 months ago

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Having picked through the remnants of yesterday's grebe hunting session. Thanks to Sculpture by the Lakes for hosting the family of Great Crested Grebes which I spent several hours chasing around the countryside. Hence the different locations and light. ... See MoreSee Less

Having picked through the remnants of yesterdays grebe hunting session. Thanks to Sculpture by the Lakes for hosting the family of Great Crested Grebes which I spent several hours chasing around the countryside. Hence the different locations and light.

3 months ago

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Today's visit to Sculpture by the Lakes was primarily to participate in the presentation to the worthy winners of SBTL's Art in Nature competition. But it also gave me the chance get out with the camera for a couple of hours for a grebe fest - the local Great Crested Grebe family is growing well. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays visit to Sculpture by the Lakes was primarily to participate in the presentation to the worthy winners of SBTLs Art in Nature competition. But it also gave me the chance get out with the camera for a couple of hours for a grebe fest - the local Great Crested Grebe family is growing well.

3 months ago

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A peculiarity I came across while photographing Blues in the grounds of Lympstone Manor. A very common Meadow Brown which, as its name suggests is...well, brown!
For comparison, their normal colouration is illustrated in the inset photo taken at same location.
The main shot is showing a beautiful iridescence on the wings, which I have never consciously seen before. I would accept that it is a trick of the sun, but the inset shot was taken in similar light conditions and direction.
Any thoughts from knowledgeable UK lepidopterists??
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A peculiarity I came across while photographing Blues in the grounds of Lympstone Manor. A very common Meadow Brown which, as its name suggests is...well, brown!
For comparison, their normal colouration is illustrated in the  inset photo taken at same location. 
The main shot is showing a beautiful iridescence on the wings, which I have never consciously seen before. I would accept that it is a trick of the sun, but the inset shot was taken in similar light conditions and direction.
Any thoughts from knowledgeable UK lepidopterists??

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Thank you to Kerry Staddon and her colleagues from Butterfly Convservation for providing an answer to the conundrum: "I have spoken to some of our experts in the office and the agreed reason for this unusual colouring is that it has been caused by the angle of the wings refracting the light of the sun. However this only usually occurs on very, very fresh individuals so is rare to see indeed!"

4 months ago

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Rather smaller (tiny, in fact) inhabitants of the wonderful grounds of Lympstone Manor on the Exe estuary. I haven't seen either of these for a very long time. Small Blue and Common Blue butterflies ... See MoreSee Less

Rather smaller (tiny, in fact) inhabitants of the wonderful grounds of Lympstone Manor on the Exe estuary. I havent seen either of these for a very long time. Small Blue and Common Blue butterflies

4 months ago

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A pair of Curlew on the mud flats in the Exe estuary (one of which appeared to be biting off more than he could chew), but too distant to get the detail I would have wanted. ... See MoreSee Less

A pair of Curlew on the mud flats in the Exe estuary (one of which appeared to be biting off more than he could chew), but too distant to get the detail I would have wanted.

4 months ago

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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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4 months 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

4 months ago

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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!!

4 months ago

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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!

4 months 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!

4 months ago

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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

5 months 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

5 months ago

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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?

5 months ago

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"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! :-)

5 months 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!

5 months ago

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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

5 months ago

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

Little Grebe and brood at Hamwall RSPB Reserve

5 months ago

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

Siesta time for Mr and Mrs Black Tailed Godwit

5 months ago

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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.

5 months 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!

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