Welcome to my world...

A very warm welcome to my website, showing the world my adventures over the years. With around 30,000 images in my database, I'm sure the image you're looking for is right here...
My main themes when out taking pictures is to snap things that may not be around forever, allowing me to capture precious images to remember them by...whether it's endangered animals or ageing aircraft.
Using my close proximity to Low flying area 1, 2 and 3 to build the largest collection of UK military aircraft photographs available, from well over a decade of chasing them round the countryside. You can view this collection by clicking on 'In the wild' in the Gallery section you can explore the vast pile of images ranging from Dutch helicopters on the Cornish coast to American Pavehawks training in the dust in Wiltshire!
Now the UK has undergone a modernisation of military aviation, my attention has expanded to the railway, which is also undergoing a modernisation similar to the aviation world and also finding rare wildlife that are seldom seen.

Whether you are looking for an image, or have a question about something in a picture, please do not hesitate to contact me - I'm always happy to talk!

Rick Ingham Photography

A bit about me...
I was born in Plymouth, Devon on 26th February 1989 and spent my first 6 years living next to Plymouth Airport before moving to Wiltshire. Even here I found myself living next to Oaksey Park Airfield, Kemble, RAF Colerne,  and RAF Lyneham. It was no wander aviation was in my blood since "being able to walk".
I joined the Air Cadets in 2000 to continue focusing on a career in the RAF. Here I was lucky enough to get flying experience on the Viking glider, Grob Tutor T1, Westland Gazelle AH1 and Westland Merlin HC3.

In 2004 I did a first work experience at Bristol University Air Squadron (BUAS) spending the week formation flying with Grob Tutors and folding a lot of maps! A few months later I did another work experience, this time at RAF Lyneham with 47 and 30 Squadrons. Here I sampled several 3 hour sorties including landing in a field on Salisbury Plain in a C-130K Hercules, flying around the hills of North Wales and also a night sortie with doing some air drops at Keevil Airfield. It was this work experience that really inspired me to start taking photos more often.
Around 2009/2010 I realised I enjoyed seeing the aircraft more than flying so decided a flying career probably wasn't for me. It was this decision that made me take aviation photography more seriously and ended up regularly visiting RAF Lyneham for days at the fence.

From 2008 I have covered Afghan pre-deployment training, aircraft retirements and other key events. In January 2016 I decided to take a break from the exhausting work I was putting in and sold my camera gear. Now, in 2021 I am building up a basic set of photography gear to focus on the more special occasions...

If you are looking for an image for your project no matter how small, I am happy to help - please get in touch via the menu at the top of the page.


Click here to view the latest uploads to my Gallery

Helicopters In The Wild

Helicopters are my main focus and I have built up a vast collection of rotary aviation all over the world doing what they are built for. 

  • Military helicopter training and exercises
  • Coast Guard Search and Rescue training
  • Helicopter Emergency Medical Services live missions and training

Click here to go to the Helicopters in the wild collection...

Low Flying

Seeing jets and transport cargo aircraft below you can be an unusual sight. See my collection of results from both the Snowdonia area of Wales and Death Valley in the USA...  

Click here to go to the Low Flying area...

Animal Kingdom

Animals can be hard work, but make great images and the more time you sit and wait around them the more amazing pictures they give you...  

Click here to go to the animals collection...

The Railway

With the electrification of the Great Western Mainline beginning, I decided to get out and snap some of the more interesting movements in locations to be ruined forever by ugly masts... 

Click here to go to the Railway gallery...