Keith purchased his first SLR in about 1980 and has been taking wildlife, bird and landscape photos ever since. Keith was born in South Africa and after 35 years emigrated to Australia in 1997. Keith’s technical IT career has complimented his passion for digital photography perfectly. Keith purchased his first DSLR in 2004 before travelling to Antarctica on a Photographic and Climbing Expedition. Keith has a great love for photography and technology and enjoys helping and teaching others to get the best from their cameras. Keith has given many presentations on wildlife photography. Keith has also taught game guides in Africa the basics of nature photography as part of their career development.
Keith and his wife Vlasta regularly visit their daughter in Namibia, Southern Africa, where she and her husband work on a private game reserve called Erindi. Keith & Vlasta regularly spend extensive time in Erindi taking wildlife and landscape photos where they hone their photographic skills. Bird photography is one area of wildlife photography of great interest to Keith due to his lifelong love of birds, both African and Australian.
Keith has developed techniques for taking and stitching panoramic photos, both hand-held and from drones. Since his first visit to Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia in 2003, Keith has been taking underwater photos and has published a book with Vlasta titled: A Snorkeller’s Guide to Ningaloo Reef, which is now in its third edition.
Keith’s area of expertise:
- Wildlife and landscape photography
- Image processing with particular emphasis on difficult images such as underwater photos
- Understanding camera technology and using that knowledge to improve photographic techniques
- Panoramic and drone photography
Keith’s go-to camera and lens for bird photography:
Canon EOS M6 Mk II with Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 IS II USM
Image processing software used for bird photography:
DxO Photolab, Panorama Studio, Affinity Photo
One of Keith’s Favourites: