"Beginners worry about equipment, pros worry about skills, masters worry about light"

An amateur nature and landscape photographer for about 40 years, more seriously so in recent years, I'm a retired youth worker in Whitehorse Yukon, north of the 60th parallel in Canada.

As a photographer, my goal is to celebrate the infinite beauty of the natural world. My images have been published in books, online publications, newspapers, magazines and are used by businesses, NGO's, educational institutions and conservation initiatives internationally. Some of these include: Audubon, Wikipedia, Canadian Wildlife Federation, ARKive, National Wildlife Federation, Uphere Magazine, World Handbook of Birds- IBC, Prafulla.net, Biosphère, National Geographic Daily News, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The New York Times, The Chicago Daily Herald, National Examiner, Mother Nature Network, Hello Magazine, Iltalehti, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, the Royal Ontario Museum, The Globe and Mail, the Telegraph, The Sun, the Daily Mirror and other international newspapers.

If you're interested in any of my work, it is available at no cost to non-profit organizations and those of very limited means--just send me a Flickr mail. To purchase a high res file, high quality fine-art prints, metal or canvas, please contact me at my Flickr mail or Hotmail to make arrangements that suit your needs and budget: kdee64@hotmail.com
(I can also provide an interesting, well-written article/story suitable for publication to go with any of my photos)

Other than photography, I'm into birding, outdoors activities, natural history, movies, art, technology, music, cooking, markets, political affairs, having a good laugh and drinking a little red wine or good ale. To me, photography is the ultimate fusion of art and technology, and those with a strong sense of creative vision, who have also mastered the technology and software, are best equipped to produce outstanding images. On those few occasions that I create a decent image, it's mostly the result of hard work, planning, time and effort.

I believe there's too much emphasis on expensive gear, formula-style and imitating the work of others in photography, usually not enough on the all-important creative side. A truly outstanding photo is usually the result of a harmonious composition, interesting and original subject matter, attractive light and colour. I try, but am not always successful, in creating original, harmonious and hopefully unique images of the natural world north of 60.

I usually find the full-frame cameras and big expensive glass too cumbersome and heavy to carry around for nature photography in this rugged Yukon landscape. There are few trails here and I often bush-whack to get the shot. Currently I shoot wildlife with the Nikon D7000, D5300 and use the D610 for landscapes.

By design, I have a relatively small contact list. Commenting and viewing can be time-consuming, so please forgive me if I can't reciprocate by adding you as a contact, if you have listed me as one. However, like everybody, I appreciate comments, and constructive criticism is especially welcome if it will improve my work.

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    dom paulus says:

    "I LOVE all your pictures... Excuse-me for my English but I come from Belgium and I speak french.
    I visited Yukon last year with my husband and we fall in love with your territory, we hope to return one day..."

    December 16th, 2018

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    Jose A Amado Hidalgo says:

    "Una galeria Fantastica. Un saludo"

    January 4th, 2019

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    suebmtl says:

    "Keith's photos are some of the best nature photography on Flicker.
    A pleasure to view!
    Thank you for sharing your work."

    May 27th, 2018

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    Martin Fischhaber says:

    "Keith pictures are wonderful and advisedly selected.
    His motives give a fascinating view into the Yukon National Park with its natural beauties.
    Keith view of the motives and his photographic skills are reflected in his images, amazing landscapes of the Yukon Territory and excellent birds pictures ... it is a pleasure to look at his pictures.

    I am very happy to have Keith as a contact on Flickr ...
    (sorry for my bumpy english)

    Martin Fischhaber"

    January 4th, 2014

Keith Williams
January 2010
I am:
Male and Taken
amateur nature photographer