James Bridle Music, Event, Commercial Photographer

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  • Official photographer - Isle of Wight Festival (2015)(2018)

  • Photo Editor - Common People Oxford (2016)

  • Photo Editor - Camp Bestival (2016)

  • Official photographer - SoundClash (2015)(2016)

  • Official photographer - Creamfields (2016)(2017)(2018)

  • Official photographer - Wireless Festival (2017)(2018)(2019)

  • Official photographer - Community Festival (2018)

  • Official photographer - Miami Ultra (2019)

  • Official photographer - Reading Festival (2019)

  • Official photographer - Download Festival (2018)(2019)

  • Specialist in Low light event Photography.

  • Holds C1/D Visa and Crowd Management Cert.

  • Clean Drivers License with A+ Driving Cert.

  • Club Photographer Southampton FC (2017-2019)

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My names James Bridle. I'm a photographer living in the heart of Bournemouth, Dorset. My work captures a range of genres from music festivals, to weddings, sport, corporate, events, product and studio; I don’t think there is anything I’ve not been involved with at some point in my career. 

I started as a keen photographer from the age of 18. I have always had a keen interest in the music industry which has helped me develop a broad range of useful skills both technically and personally. Capturing the excitement of the crowd and the broad range of emotions you see around you is a truly amazing experience. I feel very lucky to be involved with some of the biggest music festivals in the UK from the historic Isle of Wight festival to the colourful and energy driven Creamfields.

I cover a wide range of genres within the photographic spectrum and have been involved with many commercial projects with top brands, property photography for local estate agencies as well as weddings and corporate events. I also cover portraits sessions and private photoshoots at client request. 

During my years as a photographer I've travelled extensively and had the pleasure of working with both Cunard and Carnival to circumnavigate the world twice in opposite directions. This was an incredible experience that allowed me to vastly diversify my portfolio and learn some amazing things. 

My interest and passion also comes from a deep sense of fulfilment, creating something special that I know my clients will love gives me such a euphoric buzz that keeps me producing fresh and creative ideas. 

Whilst having a passion behind the camera I also enjoy my time in front of the Mac editing via Photoshop or Lightroom. Retouching images to polish those final images to perfection is a personal touch which I love to add. 

If you would like to discuss any services you would like me to be involved with please don’t hesitate to drop me an email at Info or use the contact form found on this page. I’ll make sure you have a response within 24 hours, this includes any quotes you may need, providing I have all information needed to create it. 

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Great photographers don’t just capture good images, they convey the magic behind a shot. James does this with such natural skill and apparent ease; he’s a genuine pleasure to work. His approach to photography is calm yet efficient and his work sets him apart from the competition. James helps us tell the story of Bournemouth 7s Festival each year and we are hugely proud to work alongside him.
— Craig Mathie Bournemouth 7s Managing Director
James is one of the most talented photographers I know. I absolutely love all his festival photography so why wouldn’t I ask him to shoot my wedding. I was quite nervous in front of the camera but James made me feel at ease and I would recommend him to anyone. Our photo’s are stunning and I just can’t stop looking at them. Thank you James :) x
— Stephanie Moore
Best festival photographer around! James is passionate about his work and his work is amazing!
— Festival Face UK
James is a pleasure to work with. I am confident to have him assist me in all my areas of work knowing that he will capture sharp and detailed images bringing out the best in any occasion. A true professional
— Matt Hardy Photography
James was photographer at my friend’s wedding recently. Absolutely fantastic. Made everyone feel at ease and really comfortable while getting some amazing shots for the newly weds and guests! Thanks James. Really great.
— Simon Bishop
We hired James to shoot our wedding in January 2016, and were absolutely delighted with the level of professionalism and attention to detail he gave us. Throughout the day he was always in the right place to capture our special moments, and we were so happy with the quality of the photos.
— Jonathan Dickins
James has excellent customer service skills, a job is never too big and always eager to please. He has excellent at communication with everyone and has a great technical mind.
— Karen Read
I have not had James work for me personally however I have been with him whilst he is working and witnessed his passion for his craft. Just look at his results, you can tell how much he loves and enjoys his work. He has the most impressive portfolio, you do not get that without being the best at your job. I Can’t recommend him enough.
— Mike Rodbourne
James is an extremely talented photographer and I highly recommend him for any festival or nightclub atmosphere. He knows his stuff and understands a wide range of knowledge regarding photography. He has a passion for photography and it defiantly shows!
— Kubra Jade