Visitors 6916
10867 photos, 16 videos


Thank you for visiting my galleries.  I hope you enjoy my photos that I have stored here as much as I enjoy taking them!  You can find all my galleries below in the All Photographs section.  Or click on a gallery I have listed in my Featured Galleries section.  I'm sure you will find something that interests you!  The galleries here will be changing as I find time to photograph new and interesting things and uploaded to my site, so please check back in the future when time permits to see what is new and updated.

I opened my account here to host photos that family, friends, and others might enjoy viewing some of my photos.  I am especially flattered when someone comments how they like a particular photo, so if you find such a photo here, please feel free to sign my guestbook to post a comment and let me know you stopped by!

Contact Info

Address805 Plum Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501
United States
Evening phone605-945-0509
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Keith H. Hemmelman

I have been a hobbyist photographer for over 30 years. My interest and activity with photography has varied over this time but it has been since 2003 that it really caught hold of me. I have to think part of my interest in photography came from my mother, who we affectionately called "the camera lady", as she would see to it that no event in our lives growing up escaped getting at least a few moments of it captured on film. She understood the importance of family memories, even if we didn't at the time. As I got older, I got into photography because I enjoyed capturing the images and scenes that I came across. I found it fascinating, when on that rare occasion, you could capture a scene with your camera and have it look more dramatic or memorable than it was in real life. Or that you could capture a different perspective of a scene that could give a whole different outlook to the image. I find that today I enjoy photography every bit as much as I did when I started. And just like when I started, I still do photography for my own enjoyment and I'm very flattered when others find my photos enjoyable too.

I live in Pierre, South Dakota and work as a computer technology engineer. I enjoy nature and wildlife photography and also photographing different events and places. I enjoy photography very much and do it as much as I can (and my family allows!), and I hope to continue doing it for as long as possible.

Featured Galleries & Collections

Meeker Ranch

Visitors 9
31 photos
Created 7-Apr-16
Modified 7-Apr-16
Meeker Ranch

Custer State Park

Visitors 68
56 photos
Created 20-Feb-15
Modified 20-Feb-15
Custer State Park

Wind Cave National Park

Visitors 17
31 photos
Created 25-Oct-17
Modified 25-Oct-17
Wind Cave National Park

Cathedral of the Prairie

Visitors 2358
49 photos
Created 5-May-13
Modified 5-May-13
Cathedral of the Prairie

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South Dakota State Capitol

Visitors 134
222 photos
Created 4-Dec-17
Modified 4-Dec-17
South Dakota State Capitol

Sunsets, Sunrises, Clouds, Lightning, Water, Fog, Frost, and the Sky

Visitors 244
252 photos
Created 4-Dec-17
Modified 4-Dec-17
Sunsets, Sunrises, Clouds, Lightning, Water, Fog, Frost, and the Sky

South Dakota Christmas At The Capitol - 2017

Visitors 92
155 photos
Created 3-Dec-17
Modified 3-Dec-17
South Dakota Christmas At The Capitol - 2017

Wind Cave National Park

Visitors 17
31 photos
Created 25-Oct-17
Modified 25-Oct-17
Wind Cave National Park

Total Solar Eclipse

Visitors 2
32 photos
Created 11-Sep-17
Modified 11-Sep-17
Total Solar Eclipse

Oahe Chapel

Visitors 17
51 photos
Created 6-Sep-17
Modified 6-Sep-17
Oahe Chapel

Collection for Main Slideshow

Visitors 69
114 photos
Created 15-Jul-17
Modified 15-Jul-17
Collection for Main Slideshow

Fireworks 2017 - SD State Capitol

Visitors 5
54 photos
Created 6-Jul-17
Modified 6-Jul-17
Fireworks 2017 - SD State Capitol

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Air Shows

Galleries 6
Modified 29-Jul-16
1055 photos

Architecture and Structures

Galleries 8
Modified 12-Aug-15
438 photos


Galleries 56
Modified 3-Dec-17
5441 photos

Landscapes and Places

Galleries 13
Modified 29-Jun-17
892 photos

Monuments and Memorials

Galleries 15
Modified 6-Jan-17
385 photos


Galleries 2
Modified 21-Aug-11
138 photos


Galleries 28
Modified 16-Apr-17
786 photos


Galleries 1
Modified 22-Aug-15
18 photos


Galleries 2
Modified 18-May-14
100 photos


Galleries 5
Modified 6-Dec-15
201 photos

* Desktop Backgrounds

Galleries 3
Modified 15-May-10
1022 photos
* Desktop Backgrounds

Videos & Slideshows

Visitors 320
12 videos
Created 23-Apr-17
Modified 23-Apr-17

Family Photos and Memories

Galleries 7
Collections 2
Modified 11-Aug-14
391 photos
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Guestbook for Keith H. Hemmelman
Ann Sines(non-registered)
Keith, I've soaked up as much as I can in one visit. Some make me laugh, some make me cry. I'll be back. This is beyond anything I imagined. Ann
Wow.. I am quite impressed by your photography skills, especially in the projects like macro and silhouette. And I really want to know how you managed to click those air show images, because using a high zoom index lens would obviously lead to shake, which I can’t trace here.
i loved the images
Johnson Serra(non-registered)
Everything is very open with a really clear description of the challenges. It was truly informative. Your website is very useful. Many thanks for sharing!
Prith Bhosale(non-registered)
Hi Keith,

I work with Ray Hamman at Johns Hopkins University. I'm into photography as well and we often talk about photos and photography in general. He shared your website with me. You have some wonderful pictures out there!! Great job!

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