Hello, I am Dave Sheldrake.

I am a professional photographer living full time in the Algarve in Portugal. I previously served as a Police Officer for over 30 years in the UK, before moving to live in the Algarve with my artist wife, Alyson and Spanish water dog Zara.

I have always loved photography since completing my first BTEC course in the UK in the 1980s, and I still relish the fresh challenge that every photo shoot gives me.

I specialise in capturing beautiful and natural pictures. My aim is to take a mixture of both candid and photo-journalistic images and also traditional-style shots. My style has been described as professional, yet calm and relaxed. 


Hannah and Scott

Dave, the photos are absolutely stunning!! I can’t even describe how much we love them!! Thank you for capturing our day so perfectly! We just sat down as a family and watched them all play through on a slideshow - we all cried! They brought back all the emotion of the day!! Really thank you so much !! Xx

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""Hi, lovely newsletter, as always and I hope we will be back in Portugal for your next exhibition. Just wanted to say how absolutely stunning your stormy beach photographs are, Dave
- one could look at them forever.""

—Felicity and Richard

""You’ve done it again you two! It’s another fabulous, INTERESTING!, and thoroughly inspiring newsletter. It is by far the best thing relating to living in the Algarve/Portugal that’s out there.
And then this month it gets even better and is packed with pieces about people’s experiences of living in other places too.
It’s jam-packed with excellent articles and loads of links to cracking websites which lead the reader off down enthralling paths.
And then there’s Dave’s photography. Which is sublime.""

—Jan Rowe