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Fine Art


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Fine Art


DRIVEN BY CURIOSITY

The following six sections will give you an idea as to the types of photos I shoot.  I love hiking miles into the woods to get a better view of the mountains and possibly spy a wild animal. I'm always curious about new ways to capture views. I love learning how to get the most out of my gear and different ways to use it. Have a look at some of my latest work.  

Landscapes

My favorite places are high on empty mountain tops looking down at the rock and tree covered valleys.  I like watching the shadows of clouds move through showing the contours of the ridges in front of me.  

Wildlife

Being in the presence of a wild animal is invigorating. It's always a good day when I can tell a friend that I saw a bear, elk, goat, sheep or whatever today.  The wild seems more natural when you can find the animals that live there.  

Details

Slowing down to take in the little elements all around me is sometimes hard to do but I always find that some of my favorite images are ones where I managed to do just that. These are usually the kind of images I find on a second trip.

 

Man Made

I love the natural world but sometimes built structures catch my eye. Here is my collection of things made by people, from buildings to boats to roads and many things in between.   

Panorama

These are the special landscapes to me.  There is something about being at a vista, looking out and seeing a wide sweeping view. Panorama shots allow you to catch so much more of the feeling of being in a space.

Studio

Whenever I have the ability and time to place each element in a photo, I call it a studio shot. Though I sometimes get lucky in outdoor studio shots with perfect natural light.  Shooting these images really pushes your observation skills!

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Stock Imagery


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Stock Imagery


I started selling my photos because as a graphic designer I couldn’t always find the images I need. Being a photographer I started to shoot them myself.  I figured if I needed them, other people might as well and its grown from there. I've put my ever growing catalog of photos, video footage and time lapses on all the sites below and you can purchase a digital copy to use for you next project. Click on the company logo below to view my portfolio for that site.  

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Meet KVD


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Meet KVD


Kelly stopping to set up a time lapse shoot before sunset atop Jane Bald in the Roan Highlands of Tennessee.

Kelly stopping to set up a time lapse shoot before sunset atop Jane Bald in the Roan Highlands of Tennessee.

Kelly van Dellen

I grew up hiking in the foothills of Kentucky. After my high school graduation, I drove across the United States with my dad, visiting every National Park we could reach. These experiences planted seeds of curiosity and appreciation of nature and wildlife. After working for over a decade as a graphic designer, I saw an increasing need for creative digital photography. So I've taken my passion for landscapes and wildlife and decided to make a go at producing fine art and stock photography. I like to call myself an explorer of the previously discovered but seldom visited.   

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Get in Touch with Me

Do you like my work? Want to work together on a project? Send me an email and we'll figure out some time to talk.  

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