This adventure came about after completing my career as a Mechanical CAD Drafter/Designer and Technical Illustrator. Having always enjoyed mechanical drawing and illustration, I wanted to expand my talents regarding imagery especially with the advent of the internet and digital imagery.
Continuing my education, I attended Clark University, achieving a Master’s Certification in Digital Multimedia and Web Design. Evening courses continue.
My first photography related opportunity came when a professional photographer friend who found for me, a part-time position with a local camera store. There I was able to apply recently acquired skills performing customer manipulations of digitized images, including the restoration of old, tarnished and faded photographs. What great fun! Unfortunately, after a several year gig there, that business closed.
My next opportunity came from answering an ad for a full-time Internet Marketing position at a local luxury car dealer. There, I was responsible for photographing the dealer inventory of new and pre-owned luxury vehicles and created the individual vehicle portfolios for the pre-owned inventory. I was also responsible for ensuring that the vehicle information was correct and uploading the images and portfolios to the corporate website following strict guidelines for corporate consistency. A great job as I got to ‘test’ drive all of what I photographed and occasionally, delivering to other dealers or to customer homes and businesses, sometimes interstate. Crusin’ in style!
Today, I continue to photograph classic luxury vehicles for clients as well as doing manipulations and restorations. I have also been hired to photograph family and company events. I travel to client locations, do my photography and do any post-edits and uploads to client websites, using my own hardware and software – as Keefe Imagery from my home office. I am currently a full-time employee for another local luxury car dealer, actually supporting two dealerships from a single studio location.
In addition, I currently volunteer 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 equipment used is provided by a local television station and is a Canon XF-105 HD Camcorder. Some occasions do require still photography and I provide that equipment with post-editing done in my home-office.
I have been hired as a Camera Operator to video National Boys Soccer Championship games. All video equipment used there having been provided.
For personal use, I have a variety of Canon cameras, two are DSLR cameras with several Sigma lenses, ranging from 10mm up to 600mm. I have used Nikon DSLRs (provided) for some of my automotive shoots and quite familiar with the operation of Nikon equipment.
Post-editing is done in my home office with Adobe Creative Suite as well as several other options.
In a 'previous life', I was a Mechanical CAD Drafter/Designer. I started out drawing and designing on the board with pencil and eraser, graduating up to 2-D CAD and progressing on to 3-D Wireframe and eventually finishing my CAD days designing in 3-D Solids.
Before all that, I was an Active Duty Soldier in the United States Army and when my active duty commitment was completed, I transferred into the active Army Reserve Component, finishing out several years there as an E-6 Staff Sergeant and my last duty there was as a Brigade Operations (S3) Air-assistant NCO. I am proud to say that I am Honorable Discharged. My uniform still fits all these years later and I am honored to dawn that uniform once a year as I march as an Honor Guard in my hometown's Memorial Day Parade.
Enough about me...
I hope that you will enjoy my website and note the things that I can do with digital imagery being shown throughout. This site is constantly being updated with new material so please check back often.
If you have a need, whether it be with photography, image manipulations or image restorations, please feel free to contact me at any time. Most tasks can be handled via email or if you are local to Marlborough, MA, I can safely scan your images in and return all originals to you. I have been trusted to have images sent via the USPS and returned promptly. Whatever you need to do!
I am equipped for both indoor and outdoor photography and I enjoy shooting any type of events. All subjects are of interest!
Please feel free to contact me at any time via the email or Facebook links provided on every page of this website.
And of course, none of this would be possible without the complete support of my wonderful wife, the better side of Keefe Imagery.