My Story And I'm Sticking To It...

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This adventure came about after completing my career as a Mechanical CAD Drafter/Designer and Technical Illustrator. A career that spanned from drawing on the drafting board with pencil, scales and erasers to Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD), originally as 2-D wireframe and as the technology progressed, to 3-D wireframe and eventually to 3-D solid modeling. Often, I would utilize those 3-D MCAD models for illustration purposes, frequently requiring free-hand computer drawing, i.e.: fingers, hands etc. to complete the process.


This was a very rewarding career with projects involving the strictest of ANSI/ASME, Federal, Military as well as European standards.

One highpoint of my mechanical career was working at ARP Instruments in Lexington, MA., mostly creating silkscreen artworks for guitar and keyboard synthesizers. One of our synthesizers was used in the movie "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" and my boss, the Director of Engineering, was the guy at the keyboard communicating with the 'aliens'. It was also at ARP that I met my future wife, and she is still with me today.

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Continuing on with my education post MCAD, I attended Clark University, achieving a Master’s Certification in Digital Multimedia and Web Design. Prior to and since, there have been several other photography and graphics design courses taken focusing on the various levels of Adobe Creative Suites as well as DSLR photography. I have been improving since with newer programs and camera equipment.


My first photography related opportunity came as a part-time position with a local camera store. There I was able to apply acquired skills performing customer specified manipulations, restorations and graphic designs for holidays, special occasions and family photo shoots. What great fun! Unfortunately, after a several year gig there, that business closed.

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Today, even though now retired, I continue to photograph classic luxury vehicles both in studio and outside for clients uploading their images to corporate websites from my home office.


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I also create image manipulations and restorations for other clients. I have also been hired to photograph family and company events, traveling to client locations to do the photography and render any post-editing, using my own hardware and software from my home office.

I have volunteered my services as a Videographer for a local non-profit organization where I create the video, complete with sound, of their monthly meetings and dedications. The Camcorder equipment used is provided by a local television station. I set it up, make sure it is working properly and when the session is over, I take it all down. Post editing being done by the TV station. Some occasions do require still photography and I provide that equipment with post editing also done from my home office. I have also been hired as a Camera Operator to video National Boys Soccer Championship games with post edits being done at the corporate level. All video equipment used there was provided. Enjoyed the best seating in the house!

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For personal use, I have a variety of Canon DSLR cameras, with several Sigma lenses, ranging from 10mm up to 600mm.  I am also experienced with Nikon DSLRs (provided) for some of my automotive shoots. Some of the images contained within were taken with my Nikon S9400 Point and Shoot (also used as my backup camera) and currently an iPhone 13, achieving excellent results with both... to a point.

And before all that... I was an Active Duty Soldier in the United States Army. Eventually, I transferred into the Active Army Reserve Component, finishing out several years there as an E-6 Staff Sergeant, Brigade Operations (S3) Air-assistant NCO. I served throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Iceland. My uniform still fits all these years later and I am honored to wear that uniform once a year as I march as an Honor Guard in my hometown's Memorial Day Parade.


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I hope that you will enjoy my website and see what I can offer with digital imagery. Some of my work is not shown on these pages so, please feel free to inquire. Most tasks can be handled via email or if you are local, I can safely scan to a high resolution of your photos and return all originals to you. If you prefer, I have had excellent service via the USPS.

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I am equipped for both indoor and outdoor photography and I enjoy shooting any and all types of events. All subjects are of interest!

Please feel free to contact me using the contact form at any time.


And of course, none of this would be possible without the complete support of my wonderful wife, the better half of Keefe Imagery!

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Thank You for your time and interest!

Sincerely,

Kevin Keefe - Keefe Imagery

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