Dynamic aviation photography

Imagery that captures the majesty of flight

About Karl Drage

I have been passionate about aviation for as long as I can remember.  Growing up under the Runway 12 approach to RAF Alconbury at a time where the skies were brimmed full of military aircraft from dawn till dusk, it is perhaps not that surprising.

In 2004 I purchased my first DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera and discovered a way to record that passion for eternity in photographs.  From an early stage I realised that I wanted to strive for better quality and more dynamic captures, and gradually I upgraded my equipment to reflect this and started to build relationships with people inside the wire.

The following year I started travelling abroad in the pursuit of what was still a hobby, always looking for something different.  That year, I also had my first image published in print – a Tornado GR4 carrying Brimstone missiles, which appeared in Air Forces Monthly magazine.

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Photographic Ethos

Personally speaking, aviation photography needs to be interesting.  That interest can be provided in many ways, be it stunning lighting conditions, a picturesque backdrop, a dramatic angle or with some creative processing.  The reality, of course, is that you cannot always have what you want and have to work within the confines provided, and no amount of planning can overcome a day where the weather forecasters get it completely wrong and what should have been a day of clear blue skies is actually grey and wet – short of building in a weather flexibility plan.

Whatever you are looking for, I will work with you to develop a strategy that will best suit your requirements and budget.

The Aviation Photography Services menu at the top will give you a taster of some of the types of images that could be incorporated into your personalised photographic plan.

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Recent Works