Keith Cooper – photographer
Keith Cooper is a architectural and landscape photographer based in Leicester, England. He is an Associate Member of RIBA and an active participant on the council of the Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects.
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 believes firmly in sharing his practical expertise and experience with a large readership. He has written extensively on many aspects of photography and his commitment to education and information is recognised by the global businesses he works with, testing and reviewing photography related hardware and software.
A scientist by inclination and training, Keith likes to break boundaries and to invent 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!
“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”