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Northamptonshire Photographer Karl Drage – About Me

Northamptonshire Photographer Karl Drage – About Me

I was first attracted to digital photography more than a decade ago (having owned several 35mm ‘point-and-shoot’ film cameras as a child) by the challenges posed in capturing images of aircraft, a subject which has been my life-long passion.  I’ve been privileged to have experienced some amazing adventures and opportunities as a result in places such as Alaska, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and China.

I set up Global Aviation Resource (GAR) in 2009 with a number of friends.  It developed into a highly-regarded online aviation portal.  The GAR style of coverage required me to develop a wide range of photographic techniques.  For the purposes of illustrating our written work it often became as much about the people as the aircraft.  I launched and edited GAR’s digital magazine, Global Aviation Magazine, between October 2011 and June 2014.  This encouraged me to broaden my horizons further, particularly in terms of image presentation and composition.

I soon started to get asked to bring my camera gear along to weddings and functions by friends.  Now, in December 2016, I have just completed my first full season as a professional wedding photographer.  It has been a truly great experience, and I can say from the bottom of my heart that it is a role that has left me feeling hugely privileged.  There’s nothing better than sharing in the wedding day of two people who very obviously adore one another.  What’s more, feedback from my lovely wedding photography clients has been excellent. Check out the Testimonials page to see what they’ve had to say.  I can’t wait for March 2017 (I am open to bookings before then!) to roll around so that we can start to do it all over again!

True Love - That moment when the bride and groom first set eyes on one another on their wedding day - by Northamptonshire wedding photographer Karl Drage
True Love – That moment when the bride and groom first set eyes on one another on their wedding day – by Northamptonshire photographer Karl Drage

About Me – Karl Drage –  Northamptonshire Photographer

Away from weddings, I am also the main event photographer for the Al Ain Air Championship in the United Arab Emirates, the photographer of choice for Twister Aerobatic Team tours to foreign lands and have undertaken commercial photo-shoot commissions for the likes of Top Gear Magazine, Rich Goodwin Airshows, DHL Aviation Middle East, Midair Squadron, Britten-Norman and East Northamptonshire District Council.

A Britten-Norman Islander is pictured over a Scottish loch - by Northamptonshire photographer Karl Drage
A Britten-Norman Islander is pictured over a Scottish loch – by Northamptonshire photographer Karl Drage

As well as offering Northamptonshire wedding photography packages, I also cover the surrounding counties and beyond and am comfortable and proficient in providing event photography, family photography and commercial/PR photography services.

One of several performing arts troupes that performed during the 2016 Gibraltar National Day celebrations - by Northamptonshire photographer Karl Drage
One of several performing arts troupes that performed during the 2016 Gibraltar National Day celebrations – by Northamptonshire photographer Karl Drage

When I’m not busy working, I love nothing more than heading out with the camera locally to capture our beautiful surroundings.  As I’ve got older I’ve started to appreciate just how much you take for granted the things that are always there, and we shouldn’t do that.

A stunning frosty morning around the lakes near Thrapston Nine Arch Bridge – by Northamptonshire photographer Karl Drage

If you are looking for a photographer and like what you see here, whatever your requirement, please use one of the methods on the Contact Us page to get in touch.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Karl Drage is a professional Northamptonshire photographer who also covers surrounding counties such as Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Rutland, Oxfordshire & Warwickshire.  If you are looking for an affordable wedding photographer in the towns of Northampton, Kettering, Wellingborough, Oundle, Corby, Peterborough, Leicester, Huntingdon, Towcester, Rugby, Daventry, Oakham or nearby, please use one of the methods on the Contact Us page to get in touch.  He will be only too happy to go through your needs with you and will endeavour to put together a competitive solution that meets them.

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