About Us

Based in Leicester – Covering the UK

We’re a Leicester based professional photography company, providing commercial photography services throughout the UK.

Unlike many photographers, we -only- cover commercial work. We strongly believe that to get the best results for your business, you should deal with an expert.

Our full range of commercial services (and training) can be found on our Northlight Images web site.

Convey your message at a glance

Great photos get your message across much quicker than the written word and visually support the message you are trying to communicate to your customers .

Our aim is to provide you with professional photography services that help you connect with your clients and customers in the most direct, successful and cost effective way possible.

Keith Cooper – photographer

Keith Cooper is a architectural and landscape photographer based in Leicester, England.

A keen photographer all his life, Keith decided to put his skills to ‘professional’ use and set up Northlight Images in 2004, after a career including geophysical surveying and design research at Loughborough University.

Keith firmly believes that the latest in imaging technology can make a significant difference to images both from a technical and creative perspective.

He is an acknowledged expert in high resolution, gigapixel, panoramic and spherical panoramic photography and has written extensively on many aspects of photography, working with global businesses testing and reviewing photography related hardware and software.

A scientist by inclination and training, Keith likes to break boundaries and try new techniques, creating images that often leave even other photographers wondering just how he’s done it. The culmination of this curiosity was a 14 meter, extremely high resolution fine art (so not poster/billboard quality) print of Leicester City Centre at dusk which pushed camera, software and printing technology beyond previous expectations. (He has written a detailed article about its making)

Above all things, Keith likes to take photos that are interesting – no matter how normal or mundane the subject may seem – often surpassing the expectations of even the client, who hadn’t realised just how attractive their building was!
He says:
“I’m always looking to provide images that convey just that little bit extra – not just the bare bones of a building but also its beauty, form and complexity. “

Photo of Keith Cooper

Creativity and technology working together

Great results in modern architectural photography come from an understanding of both the technological advances and the creative processes of photography.

Lens movements

Northlight Images specialises in very wide angle, rectilinear images of buildings and sites. Using the right tool for the job is important and Keith Cooper is a recognised expert in the use of tilt/shift lenses, having written extensively on their use.

Whilst image geometry (such as convergence of vertical lines) can be partly corrected in post processing, such issues are best dealt with at the time of shooting thus avoiding the distortion of the image that can often occur with software correction only.

Gigapixel imaging

Ultra high resolution gigapixel images are the digital answer to large format film photography. In most cases the gigapixel images produced by Northlight Images can vastly exceed the technical capabilities of this traditional method of photography and so bring the experience of panoramic images to a wider audience – often at much less cost.

There are some examples you can zoom and pan on the High resolution imaging page.

Geometry Correction

From full rectification to spherical ‘little world’ projections, to meet a variety of technical and creative requirements.

Night photography

To create great looking night time shots, we use a multiple exposure technique and sophisticated image processing software to give a realistic look to buildings at night.

Our experience tells us that attention to detail and careful editing avoids the visible processing artefacts and un-natural feel that are the pitfalls of conventional ‘HDR’ night photography.

Media and Press Information

Media Contact: Karen Cooper

Contact details :

Northlight Images, 86 Harrow Road
Leicester, Leicestershire, UK. LE3 0JW
Telephone (Mon-Fri. 9am-5pm)
+44 (0)116 291 9092

Media information pack

Full information pack to follow. Please contact Karen Cooper for any information in the meantime.

Articles and reviews

Keith Cooper writes in-depth articles and reviews, which appear on our Northlight Images web site. There is a page outlining our policies on reviewing products on that site.

Items of direct relevance to architectural photography may also appear on this site, in a more condensed form, in Keith’s Blog

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