Keith's Photography TM

About Keith C. Baker


Early and Air Force Years

Keith was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA, and spent his early childhood years in Rochester, New Hampshire, USA.

After graduating from Spaulding High School in Rochester, New Hampshire, he attended the University of New Hampshire (UNH) at Durham, New Hampshire.  Upon graduation from UNH, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force via the Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC). 

He then spent the next 20 years of his professional life as a US Air Force officer, primarily in the Comptroller field. During his career, he served in a number of important financial management and leadership assignments at a number of USAF bases including Wright-Patterson, AFB Ohio; Sheppard AFB, Texas; Offutt AFB, Nebraska and Aviano, AB, Italy.  He retired from the Air Force (after a full career) in 1993.

Since that time, he has traveled extensively (with his camera!) throughout North America, Asia and Europe.  He moved to Canada in 2001 and became a permanent resident there in 2005, but he still maintains close family ties to the USA.

Keith C. Baker
Amateur Freelance Photographer

Keith's Interest in Photography

Keith has been interested in photography since childhood.  During his many North American and overseas travels, he has captured thousands of images of people, places and events both digitally and on film using predominantly Pentax® photo equipment.  Scores of his photos have also appeared in a number of published works.  

Some of his photo publication credits to date include the nationally syndicated newspaper SpaceNews, as well as the (Dover, NH) Fosters Daily Democrat, the (Wichita Falls, TX) Sheppard Senator, the (Dayton, OH) Skywrighter as well as the (Sarnia, ON) Sarnia Observer and Sarnia This Week.

Many of his photos have also appeared in a number of Amateur Radio-related publications published worldwide, including The Radio Amateur's Handbook (USA), The ARRL Antenna Book (USA), The ARRL Satellite Anthology (USA), The ARRL Satellite Handbook (USA),  QST Magazine (USA), CQ Magazine (USA), CQ VHF Magazine (USA), 73 Magazine (USA), Monitoring Times Magazine (USA), The Spectrum Monitor (USA), The AMSAT Journal (USA), the AMSAT-UK Oscar News (Great Britain), The Canadian Amateur Magazine (Canada) and CQ Ham Radio (Japan).  A group of his photos also appeared nationally in the United States on a segment of the Sci-Fi Television Network program Inside Space

Keith is also the author of the very popular book How to Use the Amateur Radio Satellites, a work that was published by AMSAT (The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) in eight separate editions and translated into five different languages worldwide.  Currently, he's writing the Amateur Radio Satellite column for The Spectrum Monitor magazine.  He's also been writing an ongoing series of "how to" articles for The AMSAT Journal and The Canadian Amateur magazine aimed at people who are just beginning to explore amateur radio satellite operation.





Keith C. Baker, BA, MHR, MSA
Freelance Photographer