About me - Dradd's Photography
"To be present with, and share, the majesty of natural life so that others can experience life’s essence that exists around them."
My name is Keith Elcombe, and I am a professional freelance photographer, specialising in wildlife, nature and pet photography, but I also undertake some event photography too. I am based in Andover in Hampshire, England.
I've lived here for a number of years, but spent my childhood & teenage years in South Africa. I do spend time travelling around the UK with my partner, and our favourite 'go-to' destination is Scotland.
I have been involved with photography for a number of years now, and before turning to digital photography, I spent a lot of time dabbling with digital video.
For me photographing is all about capturing the essence of the moment, and being able to share that with others, be it in print or on screen.
A few years ago I realised my passion lay with wildlife, and since then I have travelled around the UK photographing wildlife in all forms, in all conditions.
I'm at my happiest when out with the camera.
At the end of the day, while the best camera in the world is the one you have on you at the time, I am a firm believer that the cost of your kit means nothing. If you can't 'see' the shot in your mind before you hit the shutter button, what you are shooting on is irrelevant.
Please feel free to look around my site. When not concentrating on a particular shoot, I tend to tinker with some side projects. I also post up the occasional blog from time to time, about anything specific to my photographic journey, and things that I feel other photographers (of all levels) can benefit from.
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy viewing my photos on this site. Feel free to start with my portfolio to get a flavour of my work.
Keith (Dradd's photography).