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About the Artist
David J. Kelch is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, where he attended with benefit of a competitive scholarship from the Photographic
Society of America and received first place in the thesis competition from the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers.
Inspired by his father, his interests in serious photography began at age 12 and developed rapidly, enabling him to support
himself through college. He has been actively involved in the development and scientific application of digital imaging systems
for almost 40 years. During his career, he pioneered technological developments in conventional photography and digital imagery
processing software, as well as in digital infrared, thermal, multispectral, hyperspectral, and polarimetric imaging. Mr.
Kelch holds several patents and has hundreds of publications to his credit in the digital imaging field.
Recent developments in professional digital photographic technology have
rekindled his passion for imaging nature and wildlife. Mr. Kelch now applies his skills in digital imaging to those subjects
he enjoys most -- his family and the flora and fauna in our environment.
Methods of Production
All images are patiently captured with professional-quality digital
camera systems, in the wild, and under natural lighting conditions. Mr. Kelch adheres to National Wildlife Foundation
ethical guidelines, which encourage minimal impact to wildlife and its habitat and no digital image manipulation beyond
that which can be accomplished in a conventional photographic darkroom. All photographs are matted, conservation-quality
Giclee prints made directly from the original high-resolution digital images. All items are individually produced in
his studio with environmentally-friendly digital methods, using papers and inks that will show no significant degradation
in 70 to 100 years when properly stored or displayed. Precise colorimetric control of the production process assures consistent,
impeccably high quality of all products.