Keith King

Creating, inspiring—while being inspired, too—and learning as a photographer continues to be a fulfilling force in my life. I have a degree, as well as years of experience, in photojournalism. But, it's other artists and life that has shaped me the most. Each day is new and different; tomorrow is not guaranteed. Art is beautiful.

Why Springtime Photography Can Be Great

The season right after winter and right before summer is a strange one indeed, especially when it comes to photography. Of course, depending on where in the world you are, springtime has different meanings and styles. In the Midwest of the U.S., it’s a time when the snow is melting—not that a snowstorm won’t hit—revealing …

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A Winter Photo Walk in Cadillac, Michigan

Ansel Adams had the majestic views of Yosemite Park. Henri Cartier-Bresson had the picturesque streets of Paris. Vivian Maier had the gritty and people-filled walkways of Chicago. If you’re like me though, places like that are not nearby. I learned long ago that there are amazing photographic opportunities right in your backyard if you’re willing …

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A Photo Walk in Sand Lake, Michigan

Early springtime in Michigan is a strange season, when everything takes on the color of a brownish gray hue. It’s torture for the vivid color seeker. Photographically though, drab colors allow other colors to pop. Also, there’s an authenticity to drab colors, even if vivid colors are absent. Many photographers try to capture the best …

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A Foggy Afternoon in Leland, Michigan

Fog is some of, maybe the, best light. They—or at least, someone—say that bad weather makes good photos. This is true. But, foggy weather makes the best photos. It’s subdued and moody. Colors pop and objects in the distance disappear in fog’s cloak of precipitation. Combine fog’s ability to enhance any photographic situation, with my …

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Camera Review: Why the Canon 1D Mark II Still Rocks

There’s an unforgettable scene in the movie Jurassic Park, when Dr. Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), among others, first see a jaw-dropping vista of dinosaurs roaming along as they would’ve millions of years ago. Watch this scene if you haven’t viewed it, because that’s about how it felt to unearth my Canon …

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Photographing Architecture (with an iPhone)

A perfect storm descended upon our house, directly into the recesses of my eyes and heart and all other parts of a being used to create. This was a good storm though—a creative storm. Things were calm and good, before it. Things were busy, productive and wonderful after it. My partner had given me the …

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Why Kodak Gold 200 (35mm) is One of the Best Films

Film photographers rejoice! With film stocks continuously going the way of the dodo, Kodak has recently made photo headlines worldwide with their latest photography offering. Last week my Instagram-scrolling thumbs were halted in their tracks when I came across the announcement that Kodak was coming out with a new medium format film: Kodak Gold 200 …

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Some Tips On How To Be The Best Photographer You Can Be

The number of images taken each day is in the billions. BILLIONS. Today, I was in a town with a population of 377. By simply observing, I watched as passersby—from kids getting out of school to folks in their golden years—as they took out their phones and captured images. While I watched what was going …

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